[ri-doo-pli-key-shuh n, -dyoo-]
the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
something resulting from reduplicating.
Origin of reduplication
Related formsself-re·du·pli·ca·tion, noun
First recorded in 1580–90, reduplication
is from the Late Latin
(stem of reduplicātiō
). See reduplicate
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for reduplicationimpression
Examples from the Web for reduplication
Historical Examples of reduplication
C4-6 are a reduplication, not unnatural indeed, but pro tanto tautological.
One (St. Martha's) is passed on both sides by a reduplication of the track.
Moreover, the second snake appears to be due to reduplication.
Yet he has employed this reduplication of a predominant word at ver.
The difference lies, not in its reduplication, but in its distribution.
British Dictionary definitions for reduplication
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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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).
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reduplication in Medicine
Related formsre•du′pli•cate′ v.
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.
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