repetition

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noun rep·e·ti·tion \ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən\

Definition of repetition

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  mention, recital

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.

Origin and Etymology of repetition

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


First Known Use: 15th century


REPETITION Defined for English Language Learners

repetition

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noun rep·e·ti·tion \ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən\

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

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noun rep·e·ti·tion \ˌre-pə-ˈti-shən\

Definition of repetition for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of stating or doing again

  2. 2 :  something stated or done again



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