from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
- n. A recitation or recital, especially of prepared or memorized material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
- n. : The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of repeating, in any sense; iteration of the same act, word, sound, or idea.
- n. Ye haue another sort of repetition when in one verse or clause of a verse ye iterate one word without any intermission, as thus: It was Maryne, Maryne that wrought mine woe.
- n. That which is repeated.
- n. Remembrance; recollection.
- n. In Scots law, repayment of money erroneously paid.
- n. Specifically, in music, the rapid reiteration or repercussion of a tone or chord, so as to produce a sustained effect, as upon the pianoforte and other stringed instruments.
- n. Same as repeating action (which see, under repeat).
- n. in mathematics, a partition in which a number occurs r times. Thus, 2 + 2 + 2 + 5 is a repetition of 3.
- n. Synonyms and See recapitulate and pleonasm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an event that repeats
- n. the act of doing or performing again
- n. the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
Middle English repeticioun, from Old French repeticion, from Latin repetītiō, repetītiōn-, from repetītus, past participle of repetere, to repeat; see repeat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio). (Wiktionary)