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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Filled with repetition, especially needless or tedious repetition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characterized by repetition, especially excessive repetition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Repeating; containing repetition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing or employing repetition; especially, characterized by undue or tiresome iteration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by repetition


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  • Senator Carl Levin referred to what he called a repetitious bugle, saying that simply things are going well and the U.S. needs to stay the course, and questioning whether or not they needed to make some adjustments in the policy.

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  • Look for broken patterns (within repetitious patterns) in the stands or on the field.

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  • Although all songs contain repetitious elements, some rely on the technique so heavily that they might cause the brain to echo the pattern automatically, Kellaris suggests.

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  • However, focal dystonia of the hand also suggests that there may be some rare inputs (such as long-term repetitious practicing of fast musical sequences) that "trick" the central nervous system into making changes that are clearly less beneficial.

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  • The struggle against the counterrevolution or in the face of the counterrevolution -- this way in order not to sound repetitious, that is two times against -- is a struggle that will last a long time, and the struggle against crime and antisocial activities will also last many years.


  • What that meant was that a possible criminal investigation would be limited to examining actions that went beyond what was sanctioned, such as repetitious use of waterboarding.

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  • This is charecteristic behavior:::As time wears on we lose the god's help and sucess becomes increasingly more difficult::: 1. Prior to 60s movies sucked INTENTIONALLY 2. Popular music scene "repetitious", replaced with dynamicism of the 70s.

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  • That meant any possible criminal investigation would be limited to examining actions that went beyond what was sanctioned, such as repetitious use of waterboarding.


  • That’s the kind of repetitious task that drives the most brilliant and creative teachers crazy, and that kind of rote learning isn’t terribly necessary for the brightest students.

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  • There followed more repetitious advice about supplying the Indians, which Washington offered to St. Clair whenever he had ink on his pen.

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