What does Repetition mean?

Definitions for Repetitionˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Repetition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repeat, repetition(noun)

    an event that repeats

    "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

  2. repetition, repeating(noun)

    the act of doing or performing again

  3. repetition(noun)

    the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device


  1. repetition(Noun)

    The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

  2. repetition(Noun)

    : The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.

  3. Origin: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repetition(noun)

    the act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration

  2. Repetition(noun)

    recital from memory; rehearsal

  3. Repetition(noun)

    the act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note

  4. Repetition(noun)

    reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience

  5. Repetition(noun)

    the measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument


  1. Repetition

    Repetition is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to provide emphasis. This is such a common literary device that it is almost never even noted as a figure of speech. It also has connotations to listing for effect and is used commonly by famous poets such as Larkin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repetition

    rep-ē-tish′un, n. act of repeating: recital from memory.—ns. Rep′etend, that part of a repeating decimal which recurs continually: the burden of a song; Repetent′, a tutor or private teacher in Germany.—adjs. Repeti′tional, Repeti′tionary.—n. Repeti′tioner.—adj. Repeti′tious, using undue repetitions.—n. Repeti′tiousness.—adj. Repet′itive.—n. Repet′itor, a repetent.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Repetition' in Nouns Frequency: #2932


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repetition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Repetition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992:

    Repetition is the death of art.

  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

  3. Duncan Berry:

    From an early age, I had difficulty with systems and repetition.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

  5. Napoleon Hill:

    Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

Images & Illustrations of Repetition

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