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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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  • reduplication is the standard term for this phenomenon in the linguistics literature.
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British Dictionary definitions for reduplication

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 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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reduplication 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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