2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repetition \Rep'e*ti"tion\ (r[e^]p'[-e]-t[i^]sh"[u^]n), noun [L. repetitio: cf. F. r['e]p['e]tition. See {Repeat}.]

1. The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.

I need not be barren of accusations; he hath faults, with surplus to tire in repetition. --Shak.

2. Recital from memory; rehearsal.

3. (Mus.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

4. (Rhet.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.

5. (Astron. & Surv.) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.

Syn: Iteration; rehearsal. See {Tautology}. Repetitional

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's" [syn: {repeat}, {repetition}]

2: the act of doing or performing again [syn: {repetition}, {repeating}]

3: the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

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