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Definitions for repetition
ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ənrep·e·ti·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word repetition.
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.
Etymology: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: repetition, Fr. repetitio, Lat.
The frequent repetition of aliment is necessary for repairing the fluids and solids. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
The psalms, for the excellency of their use, deserve to be oftener repeated; but that the multitude of them permitteth not any oftner repetition. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 30.
If you conquer Rome, the benefit,
Which you shall thereby reap, is such a name,
Whose repetition will be dogg’d with curses. William Shakespeare.
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
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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
Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992:
Repetition is the death of art.
You are practicing confronting your fear. Through that repetition, the brain becomes less stressed. And seeing blood is definitely stressful.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
You’re essentially doing repetition after repetition of single-leg body weight squats. You’re only going up, but it’s all of your body weight on one leg.
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Translations for repetition
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- إعادة, تكرارArabic
- repeticióCatalan, Valencian
- Wiederholung, RepetitionGerman
- toisto, kertausFinnish
- ismétlés, ismétlődésHungarian
- repetitio unitatumLatin
- repetare, repetițieRomanian
- ponovitev, ponavljanjeSlovene
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