dittography

[dih-tog-ruh-fee]

noun

reduplication of letters or syllables in writing, printing, etc., usually through error.

Nearby words

  1. ditto,
  2. ditto machine,
  3. ditto mark,
  4. dittograph,
  5. dittographic,
  6. dittrich's plug,
  7. ditty,
  8. ditty bag,
  9. ditty box,
  10. ditz

Compare haplography.

Origin of dittography

1870–75; < Greek dittographía, dialectal variant of dissographía, equivalent to dissó(s) double + -graphia -graphy

Related formsdit·to·graph·ic [dit-uh-graf-ik] /ˌdɪt əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dittography

dittography

noun plural -phies

the unintentional repetition of letters or words
a passage of manuscript demonstrating dittography
Derived Formsdittographic (ˌdɪtəˈɡræfɪk), adjective

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