reduplication

[ri-doo-pli-key-shuh n, -dyoo-]
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noun
  1. the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
  2. something resulting from reduplicating.
  3. Grammar.
    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
Related formsself-re·du·pli·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for reduplication

Historical Examples of reduplication

  • C4-6 are a reduplication, not unnatural indeed, but pro tanto tautological.

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • One (St. Martha's) is passed on both sides by a reduplication of the track.

    The Old Road

    Hilaire Belloc

  • 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 difference lies, not in its reduplication, but in its distribution.

    The English Language

    Robert Gordon Latham


British Dictionary definitions for reduplication

reduplication

noun
  1. the process or an instance of redoubling
  2. the state, condition, or quality of being redoubled
  3. a thing that has been redoubled
  4. 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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Word Origin and History for reduplication
n.

1580s, from French réduplication (16c.), from Late Latin reduplicationem (nominative reduplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reduplicare (see reduplicate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

reduplication in Medicine

reduplication

[rĭ-dōō′plĭ-kāshən]
n.
  1. A redoubling.
  2. A duplication or doubling, as of the sounds of the heart in certain diseased states.
  3. The abnormal presence of two parts instead of a single part.
  4. A fold or duplicature.
Related formsre•dupli•cate′ v.
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