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Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin repetitionem (accusative singular of repetitio; cf. French répétition). Doublet of repetitio.


  • IPA(key): /p?'tn/
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repetition (countable and uncountable, plural repetitions)

  1. The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0147:
      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. A group of repetitions is a set.
    Synonym: rep


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Etymology 2

re- +‎ petition

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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.




From Latin repet?ti?.


repetition c

  1. repetition; the act of repeating
  2. rehearsal


Declension of repetition 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative repetition repetitionen repetitioner repetitionerna
Genitive repetitions repetitionens repetitioners repetitionernas

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