AskDefine | Define repetition

Dictionary Definition



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

User Contributed Dictionary



  • IPA:/rɛpəˈtɪʃən/


From repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).


  1. The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
  2. : A single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.


act or an instance of repeating or being repeated
  • Czech: opakování
  • Italian: ripetizione
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Related terms



  1. repetition; the act of repeating
  2. rehearsal

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Repetition may refer to:
repetition in German: Wiederholung
repetition in French: Répétition

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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