repetition

noun rep·e·ti·tion \ ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən \

Definition of repetition

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

repetitional

play \-ˈtish-nəl, -ˈti-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of repetition in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of repetition

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


REPETITION Defined for English Language Learners

repetition

noun

Definition of repetition for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that is done or said again


REPETITION Defined for Kids

repetition

noun rep·e·ti·tion \ ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən \

Definition of repetition for Students

1 :the act or an instance of stating or doing again
2 :something stated or done again


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