a session of exercise, drill, or practice, usually private, in preparation for a public performance, ceremony, etc.: a play rehearsal; a wedding rehearsal.
the act of rehearsing.
a repeating or relating: a rehearsal of grievances.

1350–1400; Middle English rehersaille. See rehearse, -al2

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rehearsal (rɪˈhɜːsəl)
1.  a session of practising a play, concert, speech etc, in preparation for public performancethe act of reciting
2.  the act of going through or recounting; recital: rehearsal of his own virtues was his usual occupation
3.  in rehearsal being prepared for public performance

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rehearsal re·hears·al (rĭ-hûr'səl)
The process of repeating information, such as a name or a list of words, in order to remember it.

re·hearse' v.
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