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Other Repeat Definition

[n] an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
[v] happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"
[v] to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders."
[v] to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
[v] repeat an earlier theme of a musical composition
[v] make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
[v] do over; "They would like to take it over again"

Misc. Definitions

\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}.]
1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem. ``I will repeat our former communication.'' --Robynson (More's Utopia). Not well conceived of God; who, though his power Creation could repeat, yet would be loth Us to abolish. --Milton.
2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again. [Obs.] --Waller.
3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received). {To repeat one's self}, to do or say what one has already done or said. {To repeat signals}, to make the same signals again; specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the signals shown at headquarters. Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse; recapitulate. See {Reiterate}.
\Re*peat"\ (r?-p?t"), n.
1. The act of repeating; repetition.
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, etc.).
3. (Mus.) A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.

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