The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent.
The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.
Rapid reiteration of the same sound.
In a vaginal examination, the act of imparting through the uterine wall with the finger a shock to the fetus, so that it bounds upward, and falls back again against the examining finger.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
repetition \rep`e*ti"tion\ (r&ebreve;p`&esl;-t&ibreve;sh"ŭn), n. [l. repetitio: cf. f. répétition. see repeat.]
1. 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.
2. recital from memory; rehearsal.
3. (mus.) the act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.
4. (rhet.) 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.