• WordNet 3.6
    • adj repetitive repetitive and persistent "the bluejay's insistent cry"
    • adj repetitive characterized by repetition "repetitive movement"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Repetitive Containing repetition; repeating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repetitive Containing repetitions; repeating; repetitious.
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  • Robert Collier
    “Constant repetition carries conviction.”
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    “The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.”
  • Milan Kundera
    “Happiness is the longing for repetition.”
  • Edith Summerskill
    Edith Summerskill
    “Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Repetition is the reality and the seriousness of life.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.”


In literature:

Are we persons to enjoy a repetition of the Black Hole of Calcutta?
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Of course breakfast was a repetition of the previous supper, and was soon disposed of both by men and dogs.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
Voluntary actions may, by constant repetition, become quasi-reflex in character.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The story of Gettysburg, and the tragical days that followed, has been too often told to need repetition.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
This is worthy of repetition.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
And in Ivan this joy found its repetition in a vein of practical gayety.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
From Suvla we have no direct news since the "All landings successful" cable but we have the repetition of a wireless from G.H.Q.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
He deprecated a repetition of the Universities of the West.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Our second day was a repetition of the first.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Then, too, everything was one ceaseless and endless repetition of patrolling and scouting.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore

In poetry:

One only memory left of all
The motley crowd of vanished scenes,
Hers, and vain impulse to recall
By repetition what it means.
"Phoebe" by James Russell Lowell
The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to ocean -
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.
"Devotion" by Robert Frost
The Beaver had counted with scrupulous care,
Attending to every word:
But it fairly lost heart, and outgrabe in despair,
When the third repetition occurred.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
There Repetitions one another meet,
Expresly strong, or languishingly sweet,
And raise the sort of Sentiment they please,
And urge the sort of Sentiment they raise.
"An Essay On The Different Stiles Of Poetry" by Thomas Parnell
I wonder, Momus,
Whether shadows of the dead sit somewhere and look
with deep laughter
On men who play in terrible earnest the old, known,
solemn repetitions of history.
"Momus" by Carl Sandburg
There is not much else to tell.
One tries one's best to continue as before,
Doing some little good.
But I would have you know that all is not well
With a man dead set to ignore
The endless repetitions of his own murmurous blood.
"A Letter" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Homework is just repetitive, useless, and a waste of time as many students would say.
I was reviewing some of my past columns this week, not for vanity, but to guard against repetition.
The measure sets minimum federal standards intended to prevent a repetition of the ballot disputes that cast a cloud over his election two years ago.
First, my apologies for the repetition in the headline.
Over the years, I thought the post had a tendency to get repetitive.
There's the whole repetition thing.
The Joy of Repetition .
Nicely shot 'Steep' falls into repetition .
This constant visibility and repetition will make the difference when a consumer makes that ever important deci...
City Council treated Knoxvillians to repetitive absurdity when they replaced the mayor and 5th District city councilman.
The questions he gets are "often repetitive," he lamented.
The EASY-PIPER from Dittmar relieves the physical and monetary strains caused by repetitive squeezing of traditional piping bags.
Obama's supporters and the media (excuse the repetition) never tire of telling us how darn popular he is.
The system produces precise arc patterns in repetitive and overlapping waves.
Perform 10 to 12 repetitions, then switch legs for one set.

In science:

It can be supposed that final solution would be obtained after finite number of the repetitions of the suggested solution procedure.
A Simple Solution of the Lotka-Volterra Equations
Fix a sequence hAβ : β < κi listing all members of Ap ∪ {λ} (with possible repetitions) and let huγ : γ < κi be an enumeration of [κ]<ω .
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
Gp , {Un : n < ω} = Up (we allow repetitions).
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
To avoid endless repetition of the same hypothesis, we suppose throughout this section that X descends to a regular scheme.
Singularities appearing on generic fibers of morphisms between smooth schemes
The Appendix shows that all n! points vw in a generalized permutohedron P are actually vertices of P (possibly with repetitions); see Theorem 15.3.
Faces of Generalized Permutohedra