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 for Repeating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repeat \Re*peat"\ (-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repeated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Repeating.] [F. r['e]p['e]ter, L. repetere;
     pref. re- re- + petere to fall upon, attack. See Petition.]
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     1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to
        iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or
        a poem. "I will repeat our former communication."
        --Robynson (More's Utopia).
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              Not well conceived of God; who, though his power
              Creation could repeat, yet would be loth
              Us to abolish.                        --Milton.
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     2. To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
        [Obs.] --Waller.
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     3. (Scots Law) To repay or refund (an excess received).
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     To repeat one's self, to do or say what one has already
        done or said.
     To repeat signals, to make the same signals again;
        specifically, to communicate, by repeating them, the
        signals shown at headquarters.
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     Syn: To reiterate; iterate; renew; recite; relate; rehearse;
          recapitulate. See Reiterate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repeating \Re*peat"ing\, a.
     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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     Repeating circle. See the Note under Circle, n., 3.
     Repeating decimal (Arith.), a circulating decimal. See
        under Decimal.
     Repeating firearm, a firearm that may be discharged many
        times in quick succession; especially:
     (a) A form of firearm so constructed that by the action of
         the mechanism the charges are successively introduced
         from a chamber containing them into the breech of the
         barrel, and fired.
     (b) A form in which the charges are held in, and discharged
         from, a revolving chamber at the breech of the barrel.
         See Revolver, and Magazine gun, under Magazine.
     Repeating instruments (Astron. & Surv.), instruments for
        observing angles, as a circle, theodolite, etc., so
        constructed that the angle may be measured several times
        in succession, and different, but successive and
        contiguous, portions of the graduated limb, before reading
        off the aggregate result, which aggregate, divided by the
        number of measurements, gives the angle, freed in a
        measure from errors of eccentricity and graduation.
     Repeating watch. See Repeater
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of doing or performing again [syn: repetition,

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