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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio).


  • IPA:/rɛpəˈtɪʃən/
  • (file)


repetition ‎(plural repetitions)

  1. The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  2. (weightlifting): The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep. A group of repetitions is a set.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ petition


repetition ‎(third-person singular simple present repetitions, present participle repetitioning, simple past and past participle repetitioned)

  1. To petition again.
    • 2011, Anneke Campbell, ‎Thomas Lizney, Be the Change (page 7)
      The group went through several rounds at different courts, petitioning and repetitioning, losing again and again.




repetition c

  1. repetition; the act of repeating
  2. rehearsal


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