repetitive

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adjective re·pet·i·tive \ri-ˈpe-tə-tiv\

Definition of repetitive

  1. 1 :  repetitious

  2. 2 :  containing repetition

repetitively

adverb

repetitiveness

noun

Examples of repetitive in a Sentence

  1. an injury caused by repetitive wrist movements

  2. She left the job because the work was too repetitive.

  3. At the risk of being repetitive, I must remind you again to be careful.

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First Known Use of repetitive

1756


REPETITIVE Defined for English Language Learners

repetitive

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adjective

Definition of repetitive for English Language Learners

  • : happening again and again : repeated many times

  • : having parts, actions, etc., that are repeated many times in a way that is boring or unpleasant



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