repeating

Definitions

  • A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
    A repeated and complex spiral, wheel and lotus design
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repeating the act of doing or performing again
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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."
    • a Repeating Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repeating The fraudulent voting, or attempt to vote, more than once for a single candidate in an election.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Repeating the fraud of voting at an election for the same candidate more than once
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Quotations

  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.”
  • Jim Rohn
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    “Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
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    “Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.”
  • Isaac Disraeli
    Isaac Disraeli
    “The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Never repeat old grievances.”
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Andrew Hedger repeated that it was The Crossways house, ne'er a doubt.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Repeated instigations from the women.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Repeated by the side couples.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Repeated What's the matter, however, as Dorcas runs up and down stairs by her door, bring on, O Madam!
"Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The platoon leader's subsequent commands or signals are repeated and enforced by the squad leader.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
The weeding season of 1836, was marked by repeated acts of cruelty on the part of Huckstep.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He had been repeatedly taken, and repeatedly whipped, with great severity, but to no purpose.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He had been repeatedly taken, and repeatedly whipped, with great severity, but to no purpose.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Again I repeat, what have you to say?
"The Masters of the Peaks" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But still I felt ever and anon impelled to repeat my effort.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
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In poetry:

God knows I cannot eat.
Water the flesh demands, and I must quaff.
He gives it with a satiated laugh
That all in Hell repeat.
"The Revenge" by George Sterling
How many are thy thoughts of love!
Thy mercies, Lord, how great!
We have not words nor hours enough,
Their numbers to repeat.
"Psalm 40 Part 1" by Isaac Watts
For me to send them to. My heart
Teaches me loving words to use,
But I can repeat them only
In the garden, to the tall bamboos.
"Young Girl: Annam" by Padraic Colum
Thus the high poet, feeling all his art,
In stirless calm, repeats
That breathing which, from God's own leaping heart,
Completes
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
Once more the Island State repeats
The lesson that he taught her,
And binds his pearl of charity
Upon her brown-locked daughter.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Great is the Lord, his power unknown,
And let his praise be great;
I'll sing the honors of thy throne,
Thy works of grace repeat.
"Psalm 145 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Now, Yale has repeated the feat by enlisting Getty Museum architect Richard Meier to design a new art history building next door.
Aspirate 2 to 4 mL of bone marrow, withdraw the needle an additional 1 cm and repeat the aspiration .
Newt Gingrich repeats assertion that networks have e-mails claiming White House said Benghazi raid 'not a terrorist attack.
Smiling Tiger Chasing Bing Crosby Repeat.
What is most striking is how the same cycles of brutality and protest seem to keep repeating themselves.
During a week of repeats, Blind Date 's repeat surpassed its season-to-date number (1.8) by 33.
Sweet Little Repeats is made up of 2 busy moms, Lisa and Julia, who know the meaning of a dollar.
It staggered on for 17 minutes, with McNamee repeatedly asking what he could do for Clemens.
Mark Felt, shown in a 1976 appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation," had repeatedly denied he was Deep Throat.
The former Michigan assistant attorney general made repeated headlines for his attacks on his alma mater's gay student body president.
He is called by different names, some of which cannot be repeated in public, but one defines the work he does – PREACHER.
ESPNChicago.com's Melissa Isaacson discusses Richard Dent 's comments about why the '85 Bears didn't repeat as Super Bowl champs.
Dent Blames Ditka For No Super Bowl Repeat.
Ditka to blame for 1985 Bears' failure to repeat.
"The Recruit," which opens nationwide today, takes place within the shadowy world of the Central Intelligence Agency, where, we are repeatedly told, nothing is what it seems.
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In science:

This is just a repeat of the proof of Lemma 2.2 in , which we do not repeat here as it is fairly long.
A general context for Goodwillie Calculus
Sometimes complicated constructions can be coded in short proofs through repeated cycling and substitutions. A proof may describe a simple operation which is used repeatedly in the actual construction.
Looking from the inside and from the outside
If L is a repeated radical extension of Q, then we can take E = L in Theorem 3.3, and we deduce that S is a repeated quadratic extension of Q, and hence |S : Q| is a power of 2.
Real fields and repeated radical extensions
Conversely, if |S : Q| is a power of 2, then Gal(S/Q) is a 2-group, and by elementary group theory and Galois theory, we see that S is a repeated quadratic extension and hence it is a repeated radical extension of Q.
Real fields and repeated radical extensions
By Theorem 3.3, we know that L ∩ S is a repeated quadratic extension of Q, and it follows that for each element σ ∈ Gal(S/Q), the field (L ∩ S )σ is also a repeated quadratic extension of Q.
Real fields and repeated radical extensions
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