Rep`e*ti"tion (r?p`?-t?sh"?n), n. [L. repetitio: cf. F. r'ep'etition. See Repeat.]
The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.
I need not be barren of accusations; he hath faults, with surplus to tire in repetition.
Recital from memory; rehearsal.
The act of repeating, singing, playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.
Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.
5. Astron. & Surv.
The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.
Syn. -- Iteration; rehearsal. See Tautology.
© Webster 1913.