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dittography

[ dih-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ dɪˈtɒg rə fi /
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noun
reduplication of letters or syllables in writing, printing, etc., usually through error.
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Origin of dittography

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dittography

dit·to·graph·ic [dit-uh-graf-ik], /ˌdɪt əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dittography

dittography
/ (dɪˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun plural -phies
the unintentional repetition of letters or words
a passage of manuscript demonstrating dittography

Derived forms of dittography

dittographic (ˌdɪtəˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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