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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repeat  \Re*peat"\  (-p?t"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Repeated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Repeating}.]  [F.  r['e]p['e]ter,  L.  repetere 
  pref.  re-  re-  +  petere  to  fall  upon  attack.  See  {Petition}.] 
  1.  To  go  over  again  to  attempt,  do  make  or  utter  again  to 
  iterate;  to  recite;  as  to  repeat  an  effort,  an  order  or 
  a  poem.  ``I  will  repeat  our  former  communication.'' 
  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
  Not  well  conceived  of  God;  who  though  his  power 
  Creation  could  repeat,  yet  would  be  loth  Us  to 
  abolish.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  make  trial  of  again  to  undergo  or  encounter  again 
  [Obs.]  --Waller. 
  3.  (Scots  Law)  To  repay  or  refund  (an  excess  received). 
  {To  repeat  one's  self},  to  do  or  say  what  one  has  already 
  done  or  said 
  {To  repeat  signals},  to  make  the  same  signals  again 
  specifically,  to  communicate,  by  repeating  them  the 
  signals  shown  at  headquarters. 
  Syn:  To  reiterate;  iterate;  renew;  recite;  relate;  rehearse; 
  recapitulate.  See  {Reiterate}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repeating  \Re*peat"ing\,  a. 
  Doing  the  same  thing  over  again  accomplishing  a  given  result 
  many  times  in  succession;  as  a  repeating  firearm;  a 
  repeating  watch. 
  {Repeating  circle}.  See  the  Note  under  {Circle},  n.,  3. 
  {Repeating  decimal}  (Arith.),  a  circulating  decimal.  See 
  under  {Decimal}. 
  {Repeating  firearm},  a  firearm  that  may  be  discharged  many 
  times  in  quick  succession;  especially: 
  a  A  form  of  firearm  so  constructed  that  by  the  action  of 
  the  mechanism  the  charges  are  successively  introduced 
  from  a  chamber  containing  them  into  the  breech  of  the 
  barrel,  and  fired. 
  b  A  form  in  which  the  charges  are  held  in  and  discharged 
  from  a  revolving  chamber  at  the  breech  of  the  barrel. 
  See  {Revolver},  and  {Magazine  gun},  under  {Magazine}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  repeating  [syn:  {repetition}] 

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