repeater

Definitions

  • A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
    A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repeater (electronics) electronic device that amplifies a signal before transmitting it again "repeaters can be used in computer networks to extend cabling distances"
    • n repeater a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
    • n repeater someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    • n repeater a person who repeats "the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom Showing a repeated floral design with bead pattern border at the bottom
Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design Repeated pattern, alternately reversed, forming a linear design
Repeated linear design Repeated linear design
Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern Showing central figures with floral design, the whole surrounded by a repeating key pattern
Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern Repeated fan, leaf and bead pattern

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable."
    • n Repeater (Teleg) One who, or that which, repeats.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repeater One who repeats; one who recites or rehearses.
    • n repeater A watch that, on the compression of a spring, strikes the last hour. Some also indicate the quarters, or even the hours, quarters, and odd minutes.
    • n repeater In arithmetic, an interminate decimal in which the same figure continually recurs. If this repetition goes on from the beginning, the decimal is called a pure repeater, as .3333, etc.; but if any other figure or figures intervene between the decimal point and the repeating figure, the decimal is called a mixed repeater, as .08333, etc. It is usual to indicate pure and mixed repeaters by placing a dot over the repeating figure: thus, the above examples are written .3, and .083. A repeater is also called a simple repetend.
    • n repeater One who votes or attempts to vote more than once for one candidate at an election.
    • n repeater A repeating firearm. A revolver.
    • n repeater Nautical:
    • n repeater A vessel, usually a frigate, appointed to attend an admiral in a fleet, and to repeat any signal he makes, with which she immediately sails to the ship for which it is intended, or the whole length of the fleet when the signal is general. Also called repeating ship.
    • n repeater A flag which indicates that the first, second, or third flag in a hoist of signals is to be repeated.
    • n repeater In telegraphy, an instrument for automatically retransmitting a message at an intermediate point, when, by reason of length of circuit, defective insulation, etc., the original line current becomes too feeble to transmit intelligible signals through the whole circuit.
    • n repeater In calico-printing, a figure which is repeated at equal intervals in a pattern.
    • n repeater In telephony, an instrument for reproducing in one circuit a message received over another circuit and of so enhancing its intensity as to enable its transmission to a greater distance than would otherwise be practicable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Repeater one who, or that which, repeats: a decimal in which the same figure or figures are continually repeated: a watch that strikes again the previous hour at the touch of a spring: a frigate appointed to attend an admiral in a fleet, and to repeat any signal he makes:
    • ns Repeater (teleg.) an instrument for automatically retransmitting a message: in calico-printing, a figure repeated at equal intervals in a pattern
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Quotations

  • Mike Murdock
    Mike Murdock
    “What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.”
  • William Mathews
    William Mathews
    “It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth%20Bowen
    “Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. repeter (Fr. répéter)—L. repetĕre, repetitumre-, again, petĕre, to seek.

Usage

In literature:

Yielding to the repeated instances of the regent, Charles finally set out to take possession of his unknown kingdom.
"De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
I repeat that you shall not take my portrait.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Winstanley repeated it on a lighthouse which he constructed at his own expense, on a wild spot near Plymouth.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
In dread lest all be forgotten, I repeat to myself what you have said, and so lose a great deal for a certain remembrance.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
This procedure is repeated under nine houses, after which they return to the dwelling with the woman.
"The Tinguian" by Fay-Cooper Cole
The refrain should be repeated as many times as is necessary while the dancers are taking position, clearing the field, etc.
"Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs" by Alice C. Fletcher
She repeated it in a different form.
"Don Orsino" by F. Marion Crawford
But if the child relapses, repeat the dose with proper accompaniments.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
This order a general of corps repeated to a general of division, who repeated it to a general of brigade.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Repeat your words once and I'll knock your head off!
"The Downfall" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

When the springtime is sweet
And the birds repeat
Their new song in the leaves.
‘Tis meet
A man go where he will.
"Langue D'Oc" by Ezra Pound
Her fav'rite hymn I then repeat,
With accents all her own;
We seem to meet at Jesus' feet,
And linger near His throne.
"At My Mother's Grave" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Knowledge is power, the people cry;
Grave men the lure repeat:
After some rarer thing I sigh,
That makes the pulses beat.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
I've seen thy glory and thy power
Through all thy temple shine;
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,
That vision so divine.
"Psalm 63 part 1" by Isaac Watts
"To your beard I will repeat it,
That I only bide my manhood,
To wreak all my lawful hatred,
On thyself and on thy people."
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
Night unto night his name repeats,
The day renews the sound,
Wide as the heav'n on which he sits,
To turn the seasons round.
"Hymn 6" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Customers should not need to repeat themselves.
On a night when CBS opted for repeats and a special hour devoted to Hurricane Sandy and Fox aired an "X Factor" encore, reality shows "The Voice" on NBC and "Dancing With the Stars" were the beneficiaries.
It repeatedly stated that something called " Backstreet " was back, but nobody knew that Backstreet was around to begin with.
'Chrisy, Bad Debt Repeat in Florida Million.
Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s.
(check local listings for repeat airings).
Repeat until all the crepes are cooked.
Bend cyclist repeats as winner.
This is a repeat of one of his favorite columns.
BEIJING — A couple of months ago, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao warned that if China fails to make political reforms, the country runs a risk of repeating the Cultural Revolution .
Morris, a former East Middle School custodian , had repeated sexual contact with a female student, then 13, beginning in early 2010.
Pros Can run as a repeater, a wireless bridge for a wired device, or an AP.
There are no downsides to playing a character so iconic even their repeating red dress becomes recognizable.
The course will be repeated on Wednesday, November 2, in Austin.
Real Madrid sets sights on repeat -- and 'La Decima '.
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In science:

Therefore, we conclude that although we have no repeatable position measurements in general, for any small α > 0 we have a precise, α repeatable position measurement that violates the Heisenberg inequality (10).
Position measuring interactions and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Whereas von Neumann considers only precise measurements of observables and introduced the repeatability hypothesis for canonical description of state changes caused by measurements, the von Neumann model does not satisfy the preciseness nor the repeatability.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Secondly, if we consider the approximate repeatability, our model satisfies any stringent requirement of approximate repeatability.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Now, it is natural to say that an apparatus or an indirect measurement model is said to be ε-repeatable if the corresponding operational measure is ε-repeatable .
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
Thus, for the identical preparation of the probe, the is concluded to be a σ( ˆq(t))/√2(1, −2, 2) model repeatable precise position measurement, whereas the von Neumann model is a σ( ˆq (t))-repeatable σ( ˆq (t))precise position measurement.
Uncertainty Relations for Noise and Disturbance in Generalized Quantum Measurements
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