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repetitive

[ ri-pet-i-tiv ]
/ rɪˈpɛt ɪ tɪv /
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adjective

pertaining to or characterized by repetition.

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Origin of repetitive

1830–40; <Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM repetitive

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repetitive

repetitious, repetitive
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitive

repetitive
/ (rɪˈpɛtɪtɪv) /

adjective

characterized by or given to unnecessary repetition; boringdull, repetitive work

Derived forms of repetitive

repetitively, adverbrepetitiveness, noun
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