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Repetition Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    repetition n
  1. an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's" [syn: repeat]
  2. the act of doing or performing again [syn: repeating]
  3. the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
Repetition Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Repetition \Rep`e*ti"tion\ (r[e^]p`[-e]-t[i^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L. repetitio: cf. F. r['e]p['e]tition. See Repeat.]
  1. The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration. I need not be barren of accusations; he hath faults, with surplus to tire in repetition. --Shak.
  2. Recital from memory; rehearsal.
  3. (Mus.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.
  4. (Rhet.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.
  5. (Astron. & Surv.) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument. Syn: Iteration; rehearsal. See Tautology.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Repetition'

  • Repetition: Repetition may refer to: Repetition (rhetorical), rhetorical device. Repetition (music), use of repetition in musical compositions ...
  • Repetition (music): Repetition is important in music , where sounds or sequences are often repeated . One often stated idea is that repetition should be in ...
  • Repetition (Kierkegaard): aversion, that is why I resort to Scripture when I cannot go to church In Repetition he followed his own advice and became his own psychologist . ...
  • Repetition (rhetorical device): Repetition is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to ...
  • Repetition (song): "Repetition" is a song written by David Bowie in 1979 for the album Lodger . In the song Bowie explores domestic violence from the ...
  • Repetition (album): Repetition was the fifth album by Unwound (and the fourth released on Kill Rock Stars ). It was recorded in January 1996 at John and ...

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* As we reach midlife . we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties. - Gail Sheehy

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