[ ri-doo-pli-key-shuh n, -dyoo- ]
/ rɪˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ˌdyu- /


the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
something resulting from reduplicating.
  1. reduplicating as a grammatical pattern.
  2. the added element in a reduplicated form.
  3. a form containing a reduplicated element.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for reduplication

/ (rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən) /


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"
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Medicine definitions for reduplication

[ rĭ-dōō′plĭ-kāshən ]


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.

Other words from reduplication

re•dupli•cate′ v.
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