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REPETITION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repetition mean? 

REPETITION (noun)
  The noun REPETITION has 3 senses:

1. an event that repeats
2. the act of doing or performing again
3. the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

  Familiarity information: REPETITION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPETITION (noun)


Sense 1repetition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An event that repeats

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

repeat; repetition

Context example:

the events today were a repeat of yesterday's

Hypernyms ("repetition" is a kind of...):

periodic event; recurrent event (an event that recurs at intervals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repetition"):

sequence (several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys)

cycle (a periodically repeated sequence of events)

rematch; replay (something (especially a game) that is played again)

recurrence; return (happening again (especially at regular intervals))


Sense 2repetition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of doing or performing again

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

repeating; repetition

Hypernyms ("repetition" is a kind of...):

continuance; continuation (the act of continuing an activity without interruption)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repetition"):

echolalia ((psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia))

replication (the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion)

renewal (the act of renewing)

copying (an act of copying)

reduplication; reiteration (the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof))

redundancy (repetition of an act needlessly)

iteration (doing or saying again; a repeated performance)


Sense 3repetition [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("repetition" is a kind of...):

rhetorical device (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repetition"):

symploce (repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe)

anaphora (using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier)

anaphora; epanaphora (repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses)

polyptoton (repetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence)

ploce ((rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning)

gemination (the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect))

epiphora; epistrophe (repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.)

epanodos (repetition of a group of words in reverse order)

epanalepsis (repetition after intervening words)

anadiplosis; reduplication (repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next)


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