noun \ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən\

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

: something that is done or said again

Full Definition of REPETITION

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
rep·e·ti·tion·al \-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.


Middle English repeticion, from Middle French, from Latin repetition-, repetitio, from repetere to repeat
First Known Use: 15th century


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