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dittography

[dih-tog-ruh-fee] /dɪˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
reduplication of letters or syllables in writing, printing, etc., usually through error.
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Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek dittographía, dialectal variant of dissographía, equivalent to dissó(s) double + -graphia -graphy
Related forms
dittographic
[dit-uh-graf-ik] /ˌdɪt əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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dittography

/dɪˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun (pl) -phies
1.
the unintentional repetition of letters or words
2.
a passage of manuscript demonstrating dittography
Derived Forms
dittographic (ˌdɪtəˈɡræfɪk) adjective
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