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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: repetitio, from repetere; REPEAT1

repetition

noun
     
rep‧e‧ti‧tion
1 [uncountable] doing or saying the same thing many times
repetition of
The job involved the constant repetition of the same movements.
Children used to learn by repetition.
2 [uncountable and countable] something that happens again, especially something bad
repetition of
a repetition of the same problem

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