reduplication

noun re·du·pli·ca·tion \ ri-ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən , ˌrē- , -ˈdyü- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of reduplication

1 :an act or instance of doubling or reiterating
2 a :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 vowel
b (1) :a word or form produced by reduplication
(2) :the repeated element in such a word or form

reduplicative

play \ri-ˈdü-pli-ˌkā-tiv, ˌrē-, -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

First Known Use of reduplication

1555


Medical Dictionary

reduplication

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

medical Definition of reduplication

:an act or instance of doubling
  • reduplication of the chromosomes


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