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repeat

  

      vb  
1    when tr, may take a clause as object   to say or write (something) again, either once or several times; restate or reiterate  
2    to do or experience (something) again once or several times  
3    intr   to occur more than once  
the last figure repeats     
4    tr; may take a clause as object   to reproduce (the words, sounds, etc.) uttered by someone else; echo  
5    tr   to utter (a poem, speech, etc.) from memory; recite  
6    intr  
a    (of food) to be tasted again after ingestion as the result of belching or slight regurgitation  
b    to belch  
7    tr; may take a clause as object   to tell to another person (the words, esp. secrets, imparted to one by someone else)  
8    intr   (of a clock) to strike the hour or quarter-hour just past, when a spring is pressed  
9    intr     (U.S.)   to vote (illegally) more than once in a single election  
10    repeat oneself   to say or do the same thing more than once, esp. so as to be tedious  
      n  
11   
a    the act or an instance of repeating  
b    (as modifier)  
a repeat performance     
12    a word, action, etc., that is repeated  
13    an order made out for goods, provisions, etc., that duplicates a previous order  
14    a duplicate copy of something; reproduction  
15      (Radio, television)   a second broadcast of a programme, film, etc., which has already been broadcast before  
16      (Music)   a passage that is an exact restatement of the passage preceding it  
     (C14: from Old French repeter, from Latin repetere to seek again, from re- + petere to seek)  
  repeatability      n  
  repeatable      adj  
Since again is part of the meaning of repeat, one should not say something is repeated again  


automatic repeat  
      n   a key on the keyboard of a typewriter, computer, etc., which, when depressed continuously, produces the character repeatedly until the key is released  
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repeat

  
1   
      vb   duplicate, echo, iterate, quote, recapitulate, recite, redo, rehearse, reiterate, relate, renew, replay, reproduce, rerun, reshow, restate, retell  
2   
      n   duplicate, echo, recapitulation, reiteration, repetition, replay, reproduction, rerun, reshowing  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
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