What does reduplication mean?

Definitions for reduplication
rɪˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ˌdyu-redu·pli·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anadiplosis, reduplicationnoun

    repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next

  2. reduplicationnoun

    the syllable added in a reduplicated word form

  3. reduplicationnoun

    a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)

  4. reduplication, reiterationnoun

    the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)

Wiktionary

  1. reduplicationnoun

    The act of, or an instance of, reduplicating.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reduplicationnoun

    The act of doubling.

    Etymology: from reduplicate.

    This is evident, when the mark of exclusion is put; as when we speak of a white thing, adding the reduplication, as white; which excludes all other considerations. Digby.

Wikipedia

  1. Reduplication

    In linguistics, reduplication is a morphological process in which the root or stem of a word (or part of it) or even the whole word is repeated exactly or with a slight change. The classic observation on the semantics of reduplication is Edward Sapir's: "generally employed, with self-evident symbolism, to indicate such concepts as distribution, plurality, repetition, customary activity, increase of size, added intensity, continuance." Reduplication is used in inflections to convey a grammatical function, such as plurality, intensification, etc., and in lexical derivation to create new words. It is often used when a speaker adopts a tone more "expressive" or figurative than ordinary speech and is also often, but not exclusively, iconic in meaning. Reduplication is found in a wide range of languages and language groups, though its level of linguistic productivity varies. Reduplication is found in a wide variety of languages, as exemplified below. Examples of it can be found at least as far back as Sumerian, where it was used in forming some color terms, e.g. babbar "white", kukku "black".Reduplication is the standard term for this phenomenon in the linguistics literature. Other terms that are occasionally used include cloning, doubling, duplication, repetition, and tautonym when it is used in biological taxonomies, such as Bison bison.

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  1. reduplication

    Reduplication is a linguistic phenomenon in which a part or all of an word is repeated to express grammatical properties or to create new words. In some languages, reduplication is used for pluralization, intensification, or to convey a repetitive action. It is a common feature in many languages worldwide, including English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reduplicationnoun

    the act of doubling, or the state of being doubled

  2. Reduplicationnoun

    a figure in which the first word of a verse is the same as the last word of the preceding verse

  3. Reduplicationnoun

    the doubling of a stem or syllable (more or less modified), with the effect of changing the time expressed, intensifying the meaning, or making the word more imitative; also, the syllable thus added; as, L. tetuli; poposci

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. rduplication, L. reduplicatio repetition.]

Wikidata

  1. Reduplication

    Reduplication in linguistics is a morphological process in which the root or stem of a word is repeated exactly or with a slight change. Reduplication is used in inflections to convey a grammatical function, such as plurality, intensification, etc., and in lexical derivation to create new words. It is often used when a speaker adopts a tone more "expressive" or figurative than ordinary speech and is also often, but not exclusively, iconic in meaning. Reduplication is found in a wide range of languages and language groups, though its level of linguistic productivity varies. Reduplication is the standard term for this phenomenon in the linguistics literature. Other terms that are occasionally used include cloning, doubling, duplication, repetition, and tautonym.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reduplication in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reduplication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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