re·pet·i·tive | \ ri-ˈpe-tə-tiv \

Definition of repetitive 

2 : containing repetition

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Other words from repetitive

repetitively adverb
repetitiveness noun

Examples of repetitive in a Sentence

an injury caused by repetitive wrist movements She left the job because the work was too repetitive. At the risk of being repetitive, I must remind you again to be careful.
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Shaqiri will not be an alternative to Nabil Fekir, whose Liverpool transfer fell through last week at the final hurdle over concerns about a repetitive knee injury the 24-year-old keeps receiving., "Liverpool Set to Make Their Move for Xherdan Shaqiri Once Swiss Star Returns From the World Cup," 12 June 2018 Artificial intelligence software is making it easier to teach them repetitive tasks. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "Your Next Robot Encounter: Dinner, Drinks and a Massage," 9 June 2018 Common injuries include repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel, and injuries from exposure to chemicals and pathogens. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "The USDA Goes Hog Wild," 26 Apr. 2018 Prior to President Donald Trump’s election, the Congressional Review Act had been used successfully only once, under President George W. Bush in 2001 to roll back a Clinton-era rule to combat repetitive stress injuries at work. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The GOP is about to scrap safeguards that stop auto lenders from discriminating based on race," 17 Apr. 2018 That request encompasses 832 emails, which amounts to 5,100 pages of text, repetitive content and extraneous metadata, Morris said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Lake County Lines: Hunt on for retail options at proposed North Chicago development," 17 June 2018 One alternative to insuring repetitive-loss properties is offering buyout programs. Kimberly Dark, Curbed, "Living on the edge," 6 June 2018 In addition to studying the effects of concussions, doctors are trying to assess the effects of repetitive head trauma. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "University of Wisconsin part of major study on concussions in sports," 30 May 2018 This reduces the chance of repetitive motion stress on the worker. Popular Mechanics, "The Future of American Manufacturing," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of repetitive

1756, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of repetitive

: 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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