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reduplication

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reduplication

  1. 1 something that is made to look exactly like something else <that old-looking colonial mansion is actually a 20th-century reduplication of the original, which was destroyed many years ago> Synonyms carbon, carbon copy, clone, dummy, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, mock, copy, replica, replication, reproductionRelated Words counterfeit, fake, forgery, knockoff, phony (also phoney), rip-off, rubber stamp, sham; miniature, mock-up, simulation; reconstruction, re-creation; image, likeness, semblance, shadow; impression, imprint, print; approximation, reincarnation, version; extra, reserve, spareAntonyms archetype, original, prototype

  2. 2 the act of saying or doing over again <ever since I was forced to do a reduplication of a day's work, I've been more conscientious about hitting my computer's “save” button> Synonyms duplication, iteration, redo, repeat, reiteration, renewal, repetition, replay, replication, repriseRelated Words rebroadcast, rerun; recitation, rehearsal




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