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repeat
repeat [ri pēt′; ] for n., also [ rē′pēt΄]
vt.
[ME repeten < OFr repeter < L repetere < re-, again + petere, to demand, rush at, fall: see FEATHER]
1. to say or utter again; reiterate [to repeat a remark]
2. to say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
3. to say (something) as said by someone else
4. to tell to someone else [to repeat a secret]
5.
a) to do or make again; do over again [to repeat a test]
b) to make happen again or undergo again [to repeat an adventure]
6. to say again what has been said before by (oneself)
7. to present (itself or themselves) again
vi.
1. to say or do again what has been said or done before
2. to recur [experiences repeat]
3. to continue to be tasted, as because of belching: often with on [foods that repeat on one ]
4. to vote (illegally) more than once in the same election
n.
1. the act of doing or saying again; repetition
2.
a) anything said, done, or occurring again
b) a rebroadcast of a radio or television program
3. Music
a) a passage repeated in playing
b) either of two signs used to mark the end ∥) and, when appropriate, the beginning (∥ of such a passage
repeatability
n.
repeatable
adj.
SYN.- REPEAT is the common, general word meaning to say, do, make, present, etc. over again [will you repeat that question, please? ]; ITERATE and REITERATE both suggest a repeating, either once or several times, but REITERATE strongly implies insistent repetition over and over again [he keeps reiterating his innocence ]; RECAPITULATE suggests a repeating briefly of the main points in a discourse in summarizing [she will recapitulate her account of the ball game at 800 o'clock ]

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  • Repeat — Re*peat ( p?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Repeating}.] [F. r[ e]p[ e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re re + petere to fall upon, attack. See {Petition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • repeat — ► VERB 1) say or do again. 2) (repeat oneself) say the same thing again. 3) (repeat itself) occur again in the same way or form. 4) (of food) be tasted again after being swallowed, as a result of indigestion. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Repeat — The Best of Jethro Tull Vol II Grandes éxitos de Jethro Tull Publicación 9 de septiembre de 1977 (UK) 7 de noviembre de 1977 (EE. UU.) Género(s) Rock progresivo Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • Repeat — Re*peat (r? p?t ), n. 1. The act of repeating; repetition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeat — [n] something done over; duplicate echo, recapitulation, reiteration, repetition, replay, reproduction, rerun, reshowing; concept 695 Ant. original repeat [v] duplicate, do again chime, come again, din, ditto*, drum into*, echo, go over again,… …   New thesaurus

  • repeat — repeat. См. теломерная последовательность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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