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repetitive

[ri-pet-i-tiv] /rɪˈpɛt ɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by repetition.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin repetīt(us) (past participle of repetere to repeat) + -ive
Related forms
repetitively, adverb
repetitiveness, noun
nonrepetitive, adjective
nonrepetitively, adverb
unrepetitive, adjective
unrepetitively, adverb
Can be confused
repetitious, repetitive.
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British Dictionary definitions for repetitive

repetitive

/rɪˈpɛtɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by or given to unnecessary repetition; boring: dull, repetitive work
Derived Forms
repetitively, adverb
repetitiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for repetitive
adj.

1805, from Latin repetit-, past participle stem of repetere "do or say again" (see repeat (v.)) + -ive. Related: Repetitively; repetitiveness.

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