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English noun: repetition

1. repetition (event) an event that repeats


SamplesThe events today were a repeat of yesterday's.


Synonymsrepeat


Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event


Narrower (hyponym)cycle, recurrence, rematch, replay, return, sequence

2. repetition (act) the act of doing or performing again


Synonymsrepeating


Broader (hypernym)continuance, continuation


Narrower (hyponym)action replay, copying, echolalia, instant replay, iteration, redundancy, reduplication, reiteration, renewal, replay, replication

3. repetition (communication) the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device


Broader (hypernym)rhetorical device


Narrower (hyponym)anadiplosis, anaphora, anaphora, epanalepsis, epanaphora, epanodos, epiphora, epistrophe, gemination, ploce, polyptoton, reduplication, symploce









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