What does repetition mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  1. repetition(Noun)

    The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

    Etymology: From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).

  2. repetition(Noun)

    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. 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

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

How to pronounce repetition?

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How to say repetition in sign language?

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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. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

  3. Florence Scovel Shinn:

    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.

  4. George Takei:

    What we have is this endless cycle, the repetition of this kind of horror, injustice being inflicted on minority people, and we see it again today on our southern borders, but we've reached a new, grotesque low. We were together with our parents. Our families were intact. What we see today now is this incredible inhumanity of children being torn away from their parents.

  5. 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.

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