Repetitive Re*pet"i*tive (r?-p?t"?-t?v), a. Containing repetition; repeating. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • repetitive — repetitive, repetitious The meanings overlap, but repetitive is more than ten times as common as repetitious, and there is a difference of sense: repetitive is a more objective word and means ‘occurring repeatedly’: • A quiet but repetitive… …   Modern English usage

  • repetitive — index chronic, consecutive, frequent, iterative, prolix, redundant, repeated, repetitious Burton s Legal T …   Law dictionary

  • repetitive — 1839, from L. repetit , pp. stem of repetere (see REPEAT (Cf. repeat)) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Repetitively; repetitiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • repetitive — [rɪˈpetətɪv] or repetitious [ˌrepəˈtɪʃ(ə)s] adj repeating the same thing, especially in a way that is boring or annoying …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • repetitive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving or characterized by repetition, especially when boring or unnecessary. DERIVATIVES repetitively adverb repetitiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • repetitive — [ri pet′ə tiv] adj. of or characterized by repetition repetitively adv …   English World dictionary

  • repetitive — [[t]rɪpe̱tɪtɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Something that is repetitive involves actions or elements that are repeated many times and is therefore boring. ...factory workers who do repetitive jobs... Suddenly music that seemed dull and… …   English dictionary

  • répétitive — ● répétitif, répétitive adjectif Qui se reproduit de façon monotone, qui se répète sans cesse : Le caractère répétitif d une tâche. ● répétitif, répétitive (expressions) adjectif Musique répétitive, musique reposant sur la répétition systématique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • repetitive — re|pet|i|tive [rıˈpetıtıv] adj done many times in the same way, and boring repetitive work/tasks/jobs ▪ repetitive tasks like washing and ironing ▪ The song was dreary and repetitive. >repetitively adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • repetitive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become, get ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …   Collocations dictionary

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