[ rep-i-tish-uh n ]
/ ˌrɛp ɪˈtɪʃ ən /


the act of repeating, or doing, saying, or writing something again; repeated action, performance, production, or presentation.
repeated utterance; reiteration.
something made by or resulting from repeating.
a reproduction, copy, or replica.
Civil Law. an action or demand for the recovery of a payment or delivery made by error or upon failure to fulfill a condition.


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Origin of repetition

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Old French repeticion) < Latin repetītiōn- (stem of repetītiō), equivalent to repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -iōn- -ion


non·rep·e·ti·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for repetition

/ (ˌrɛpɪˈtɪʃən) /


the act or an instance of repeating; reiteration
a thing, word, action, etc, that is repeated
a replica or copy
civil law Scots law the recovery or repayment of money paid or received by mistake, as when the same bill has been paid twice
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