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repetition


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Repetition  \Rep`e*ti"tion\  (r[e^]p`[-e]-t[i^]sh"[u^]n),  n.  [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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  repetition 
  n  1:  an  event  that  repeats;  "the  events  today  were  a  repeat  of 
  yesterday's"  [syn:  {repeat}] 
  2:  the  act  of  repeating  [syn:  {repeating}] 
  3:  the  repeated  use  of  the  same  word  or  word  pattern  as  a 
  rhetorical  device 




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