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



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːt//
    Radio broadcasting, TV shows
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  1. 1a television or radio programme that has been broadcast before ‘Is it a new series?’ ‘No, a repeat’. See related entries: Radio broadcasting, TV shows
  2. 2an event that is very similar to something that happened before A repeat of the 1906 earthquake could kill up to 11 000 people. She didn't want a repeat performance of what had happened the night before. (business) a repeat order (= for a further supply of the same goods) a repeat prescription (= for more of the same medicine)
  3. 3 (music) a passage that is repeated
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, from re- ‘back’ + petere ‘seek’.Word Familyrepeat verb nounrepeatable adjective (unrepeatable)repeated adjectiverepeatedly adverbrepetition nounrepetitive adjectiverepetitious adjectiveExtra examples revenues generated from repeat business A repeat of the 1906 earthquake could kill thousands of people. a repeat order
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