• 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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  • Mike Murdock
    Mike Murdock
    “What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “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
    “His scorn of the great is repeated too often to be real; no man thinks much of that which he despises.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    “Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.”


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


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
Repeat this till the dish is quite full.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
With her arms whirling, she kept on repeating: 'You tickle me, you big stupid.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
How many more of my speeches did Cunliffe repeat?
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
This finding of two equivalent open spaces was repeated at frequent intervals.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
The noise was repeated.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Sponging to be repeated when temperature rises.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
I repeat for the last time: I am not concerned with individuals.
"Mysterious Psychic Forces" by Camille Flammarion
B (plays queen of diamonds, and repeats): 17.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
Even the fearful admonition was lost, and he repeated the offence by a second marriage.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
So, thanking Pacetti, I repeatedly refused his offer.
"Thoughts on Art and Autobiographical Memoirs of Giovanni Duprè" by Giovanni Duprè

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 '.

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
Having computed ˆhcrit , we repeatedly create samples of size n by sampling randomly, with replacement, from the distribution with density ˜f (·|ˆhcrit ), and thereby repeatedly compute bootstrap values, T ∗ say, of the statistic T .
Testing for monotone increasing hazard rate
The 2 ξ corresponds to the number of bonds within the newly defined repeating unit, A−A·B−B, and the (j /2) the number of the new repeating unit; i.e., (A−A·B−B)j/2 , which can be assigned to even terms of ϕj .
Theory of Gel Formation: Test of the Gel Theory by Ilavsky Experiments
There is much repeated structure here, but the fact that it is repeated is not explicit.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
Recall that the algorithm LearnPoly′ will make repeated calls to SimMQ which in turn makes repeated calls to SHIV.
Efficiently Testing Sparse GF(2) Polynomials
In such cases, microlensing may manifest as two well-separated peaks, i.e., as a “repeating” event. A few percent of microlensing events ar e predicted to repeat, consistent with the observations ().
Introduction to Gravitational Microlensing
Conditional behavioral rules that strategically respond to previous encounters in repeated interactions or adjust their behavior according to an individuals’ reputation in non-repeated settings can establish cooperation through direct [112] or indirect reciprocity .
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
As repeating a trial many times (such as repeating the 200 tosses of a coin) increases the probability that a particular outcome will occur by chance, any decision process must allow for this possibility.
An Algorithmic Information Theory Critique of Statistical Arguments for Intelligent Design
Repeated gate fault (RGF) where same gate is repeated consecutively many times.
Probabilistic model of fault detection in quantum circuits
SN Ia search requires repeat observations with a period in the range 4–14 days, and the galaxy survey does not require any repeat observations.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
The use of Renyi entropy simply assigns weights to the probabilities, so that sequences or letters that repeat are considered with more importance, while noisy segments that do not repeat are neglected for each N-tuple-letter.
Generalized Entropy from Mixing: Thermodynamics, Mutual Information and Symmetry Breaking