[ rĕp′ĭ-tĭsh′ən-kəm-pŭl′shən ]
In psychoanalysis, the tendency to repeat earlier experiences or actions in an unconscious effort to achieve belated mastery over them.
Stop Wasting Breath By Saying These Repetitive PhrasesWe may complain about our parents asking us the same questions over and over, but let's face it: We are all guilty of repetition.
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