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reduplication

[ri-doo-pli-key-shuh n, -dyoo-] /rɪˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ˌdyu-/
noun
1.
the act of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
2.
something resulting from reduplicating.
3.
Grammar.
  1. reduplicating as a grammatical pattern.
  2. the added element in a reduplicated form.
  3. a form containing a reduplicated element.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin reduplicātiōn- (stem of reduplicātiō). See reduplicate, -ion
Related forms
self-reduplication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re duplication

reduplication

/rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for re duplication

reduplication

n.

1580s, from French réduplication (16c.), from Late Latin reduplicationem (nominative reduplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reduplicare (see reduplicate).

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re duplication in Medicine

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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