repetition

[Rep`e*ti┬Ětion]

Use the noun repetition to describe something that is repeated over and over, like the repetition of singing the alphabet song several times a day to help young children learn the letters.

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

Noun
the act of doing or performing again

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

Noun
an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday''s"


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

n.
Recital from memory; rehearsal.

n.
The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

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

n.
The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.


Repetition

Rep`e*ti"tion (r?p`?-t?sh"?n), n. [L. repetitio: cf. F. r'82p'82tition. 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.
2. Recital from memory; rehearsal. 3. (Mus.) The act of repeating, singing, 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.

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

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Usage Examples

My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another!

My greatest fear: repetition.

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.

The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.

Happiness is the longing for repetition.

This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.

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Other Usage Examples

The history of man is the history of crimes, and history can repeat. So information is a defence. Through this we can build, we must build, a defence against repetition.

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.

Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.

But the development of human society does not go straight forward and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition.

In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act.

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.

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