What does repetition mean?

Definitions for repetition
ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ənrep·e·ti·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repeat, repetitionnoun

    an event that repeats

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

  2. repetition, repeatingnoun

    the act of doing or performing again

  3. repetitionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. repetitionnoun

    The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

    Etymology: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).

  2. repetitionnoun

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

    Etymology: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repetitionnoun

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

  2. Repetitionnoun

    recital from memory; rehearsal

  3. Repetitionnoun

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

  4. Repetitionnoun

    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. Repetitionnoun

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

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of repetition in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Reed:

    And the only way to build that stuff is repetition, and getting yourself in that position, because you're not going to experience it until you get in that situation. And the more you can get in contention, then you'll know what you did.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The repetition of the days have taught me to fear nothing in life except the fear of my own ignorance.

  3. Claude M. Bristol:

    The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

  4. Gail Sheehy:

    As we reach midlife, we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.

  5. Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 154:

    If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.

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