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Repetition

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repetition

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. The act of repeating, singing, playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

4. 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. (Science: astronomy) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.

Synonym: iteration, rehearsal. See tautology.

Origin: L. Repetitio: cf. F. Repetition. See Repeat.