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Definition of repetition noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    repetition

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌrepəˈtɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrepəˈtɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the fact of doing or saying the same thing many times learning by repetition In her work we find the constant repetition of the same themes.
  2. 2[countable] a thing that has been done or said before We do not want to see a repetition of last year's tragic events.
  3. Word Familyrepeat verb nounrepeatable adjective (unrepeatable)repeated adjectiverepeatedly adverbrepetition nounrepetitive adjectiverepetitious adjective Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French repeticion or Latin repetitio(n-), from repetere, from re- ‘back’ + petere ‘seek’.Extra examples Blues is a musical form that uses a lot of repetition. If you can, perform multiple repetitions of this exercise on each hand. She said I should avoid repetition of words in my essay. the mindless repetition of the official line the rote repetition of mythological formulas In her work we find a constant repetition of the same themes. We do not want to see a repetition of last year’s tragic events.
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