an event that repeats
"the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
the act of doing or performing again
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
: The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.
Origin: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).
the act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration
recital from memory; rehearsal
the act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note
reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience
the measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'repetition' in Nouns Frequency: #2932
The numerical value of repetition in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of repetition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of repetition in a Sentence
Repetition is the death of art.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
From an early age, I had difficulty with systems and repetition.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
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Translations for repetition
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- إعادة, تكرارArabic
- repeticióCatalan, Valencian
- Wiederholung, RepetitionGerman
- toisto, kertausFinnish
- ismétlés, ismétlődésHungarian
- repetiție, repetareRomanian
- ponovitev, ponavljanjeSlovene
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