repetition has definitions from the field of rhetoric
[ noun ] an event that repeats




"the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

Used in print

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

It is curious that even centuries of repetition of the yearly cycle did not induce a sufficient degree of confidence to allow people to abandon the ceremonies of the winter_solstice .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

Some experiments are composed of repetitions of independent trials , each with two possible outcomes .

Further , an experiment might consist_of five rounds , and several sets of five rounds might be regarded_as a super experiment composed of several repetitions of the five round experiment .

[ noun ] the act of doing or performing again



Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

It places terrific tension on the leg muscles from_start_to_finish of each repetition .

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

He felt trapped in that pattern , in the repetition .

[ noun ] (rhetoric) the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

Used in print

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

One species of ambiguity tries to baffle by interweaving repetition .