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Repetition


REPETI'TION, noun [Latin repetitio. See Repeat.]

1. The act of doing or uttering a second time; iteration of the same act, or of the same words or sounds.

2. The act of reciting or rehearsing; the act of reading over.

3. Recital.

4. Recital from memory, as distinct from reading.

5. In music, the art of repeating, singing or playing the same part a second time.

6. In rhetoric, reiteration, or a repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.