Origin of reduplication
Related Words for reduplicationimpression, archetype, similarity, effigy, image, imprint, replica, portrait, counterfeit, simulacrum, impersonation, pattern, photocopy, forgery, duplicate, print, type, ersatz, clone, miniature
Examples from the Web for reduplication
Historical Examples of reduplication
C4-6 are a reduplication, not unnatural indeed, but pro tanto tautological.Cyropaedia
One (St. Martha's) is passed on both sides by a reduplication of the track.The Old Road
Moreover, the second snake appears to be due to reduplication.The Grateful Dead
Gordon Hall Gerould
Yet he has employed this reduplication of a predominant word at ver.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1
The difference lies, not in its reduplication, but in its distribution.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
- the process or an instance of redoubling
- the state, condition, or quality of being redoubled
- a thing that has been redoubled
- repetition of a sound or syllable in a word, as in the formation of the Latin perfect tetigi from tangere "touch"
Word Origin and History for reduplication
1580s, from French réduplication (16c.), from Late Latin reduplicationem (nominative reduplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reduplicare (see reduplicate).
- A redoubling.
- A duplication or doubling, as of the sounds of the heart in certain diseased states.
- The abnormal presence of two parts instead of a single part.
- A fold or duplicature.