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Definition of repetition noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: repetition