reduplication

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noun re·du·pli·ca·tion \ri-ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən, ˌrē-, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of reduplication

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of doubling or reiterating

  2. 2a :  an often grammatically functional repetition of a radical element or a part of it occurring usually at the beginning of a word and often accompanied by change of the radical vowelb (1) :  a word or form produced by reduplication (2) :  the repeated element in such a word or form

  3. 3 :  anadiplosis

reduplicative

play \ri-ˈdü-pli-ˌkā-tiv, ˈrē-, -ˈdyü-\ adjective

reduplicatively

adverb

Examples of reduplication in a sentence

  1. <that old-looking colonial mansion is actually a 20th-century reduplication of the original, which was destroyed many years ago>

  2. <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>

1555

First Known Use of reduplication

1555


Medical Dictionary

reduplication

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noun re·du·pli·ca·tion \ri-ˌd(y)ü-pli-ˈkā-shən, ˌrē-\

Medical Definition of reduplication

  1. :  an act or instance of doubling <reduplication of the chromosomes>



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