[ ri-doo-pli-key-shuhn, -dyoo- ]
See synonyms for reduplication on
  1. the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.

  2. something resulting from reduplicating.

  1. Grammar.

Origin of reduplication

First recorded in 1580–90, reduplication is from the Late Latin word reduplicātiōn- (stem of reduplicātiō). See reduplicate, -ion

Other words from reduplication

  • self-re·du·pli·ca·tion, noun

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How to use reduplication in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reduplication


/ (rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən) /

  1. the process or an instance of redoubling

  2. the state, condition, or quality of being redoubled

  1. a thing that has been redoubled

  2. repetition of a sound or syllable in a word, as in the formation of the Latin perfect tetigi from tangere "touch"

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