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repetition

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noun rep·e·ti·tion \ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən\

Simple Definition of repetition

  • : the act of saying or doing something again : the act of repeating something

  • : something that is done or said again

Full Definition of repetition

  1. 1 a :  the act or an instance of repeating or being repeated b :  a motion or exercise (as a push-up) that is repeated and usually counted

  2. 2 :  mention, recital

rep·e·ti·tion·al play \-ˈtish-nəl, -ˈti-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of repetition

  1. Sometimes repetition is necessary to drive a point home.

  2. Children's songs involve lots of repetition.

  3. I quit my job at the factory because I hated the mindless repetition.



Origin of repetition

Middle English repeticion, from Middle French, from Latin repetition-, repetitio, from repetere to repeat


First Known Use: 15th century



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