HyperDic: repetition

English > 3 senses of the word repetition:
NOUNeventrepetition, repeatan event that repeats
actrepetition, repeatingthe act of doing or performing again
communicationrepetitionthe repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
repetition > pronunciation
Soundsreh.pahtih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > repetition: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event that repeats.
Synonymrepeat
NarrowercycleA periodically repeated sequence of events
recurrence, returnhappening / happening / happening again (especially at regular intervals)
replay, rematchSomething (especially a game) that is played again
sequenceSeveral repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishrepetición, repetir
Catalanreemissió, repetició
Adjectivesrepetitiouscharacterized by repetition
Verbsrepeathappen or occur again
English > repetition: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of doing or performing again.
Synonymrepeating
NarrowercopyingAn act of copying / copying / copying
echolalia(psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
iterationDoing or saying again
redundancyrepetition of an act needlessly
reduplication, reiterationThe act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
renewalThe act of renewing
replay, instant replay, action replayThe immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
replicationThe repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion
Broadercontinuance, continuationThe act of continuing an activity without interruption
Spanishrepetición
Catalanrepetició
Adjectivesrepetitiouscharacterized by repetition
Verbsrepeatto say, state, or perform again
repeatmake or do or perform again
English > repetition: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device.
Narroweranadiplosis, reduplicationrepetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
anaphoraUsing a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier
epanalepsisrepetition after intervening words
epanaphora, anaphorarepetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
epanodosrepetition of a group of words in reverse order
epiphora, epistropherepetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
geminationThe doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect)
ploce(rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning / meaning
polyptotonrepetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence
symplocerepetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Spanishrepetición
Catalanrepetició
Adjectivesrepetitiouscharacterized by repetition

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