reduplication

[ri-doo-pli-key-shuhn, -dyoo-]
noun
1.
the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
2.
something resulting from reduplicating.
3.
Grammar.
a.
reduplicating as a grammatical pattern.
b.
the added element in a reduplicated form.
c.
a form containing a reduplicated element.

Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin reduplicātiōn- (stem of reduplicātiō). See reduplicate, -ion

self-reduplication, noun
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reduplication (rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the process or an instance of redoubling
2.  the state, condition, or quality of being redoubled
3.  a thing that has been redoubled
4.  repetition of a sound or syllable in a word, as in the formation of the Latin perfect tetigi from tangere "touch"

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reduplication re·du·pli·ca·tion (rĭ-dōō'plĭ-kā'shən, -dyōō'-)
n.

  1. A redoubling.

  2. A duplication or doubling, as of the sounds of the heart in certain diseased states.

  3. The abnormal presence of two parts instead of a single part.

  4. A fold or duplicature.


re·du'pli·cate' v.
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