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  • adj. that involves reiteration

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A word expressing repeated or reiterated action.
  • n. A word formed from another, or used to form another, by repetition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A word or part of a word repeated so as to form a reduplicated word: as, prittle-prattle is a reiterative of prattle.
  • n. In grammar, a word, as a verb, signifying repeated action.

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  • adj. marked by iteration


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  • It will dramatically reduce assistance to low-income children and youth, assuring that these cuts are not just one-time cuts, but that they have a long-term reiterative effect over the years as they touch future generations.

    Press Briefing By Hud Secretary Henry Cisneros

  • Davis's method has always been reiterative rather than narrative.

    New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

  • He failed to mention it because he carries within himself, like the majority of citizens do, a paranoiameter, a reflexive mental reflex that shrugs off the reiterative truth that the government is ... truly is ... owned and operated by economic, rather than moral or patriotic, interests.

    Good-Bye America!

  • That's almost identical to my diagram of Triessentialism, a simple reiterative systematic philosophy that explains everything.

    Scary stories.

  • 'Modern evolutionary theorists' do always seem to have such a difficult time differentiating their own statements about "evolution" from "evolution" (whatever they happen mean by that term when they do manage to use it to mean something other than "statements about" evolution "" — there's a reiterative statement for ya ')

    Confirmation Bias and ID

  • Heraclitus, reiterative timelines, Bohr and mystical events by Orpheus | LOST Theories

    Heraclitus, reiterative timelines, Bohr and mystical events by Orpheus

  • When this is a universal condition, the energy flow is uniform in reiterative patterns across magnitudes.

    Kant's Philosophical Development

  • The first part that was reiterative was objected to on the basis that it was redundant.

    Link Farm & Open Thread #39

  • “Sitting in Darkness,” by contrast, picked up the throbbing reiterative cadences of the gospel preacher, the calling Clemens had once considered.

    Mark Twain

  • After a little he confined himself to remarks on the personal attacks made on him by the other side, and even in doing that was reiterative rather than diffusive.

    The Way We Live Now


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  • I managed an hour of reiterative calls to Aegis before the batteries on Russel's and Wazz's mobiles died. Louises Manhattan, needless to say, flowed around us, honked, glimmered, flashed, steamed, whistled, whooped and subterraneously shuddered. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan. Mar 10, 2012 ⋅ edit ⋅ delete

    March 25, 2012