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re·du·pli·ca·tion

 (rĭ-do͞o′plĭ-kā′shən, -dyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The act of reduplicating or the state of being reduplicated.
2. The product or result of reduplicating.
3. Linguistics
a. A word formed by or containing a reduplicated element.
b. The added element in a word form that is reduplicated.

re·du′pli·ca′tive adj.
re·du′pli·ca′tive·ly adv.

reduplication

(rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
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. (Linguistics) repetition of a sound or syllable in a word, as in the formation of the Latin perfect tetigi from tangere "touch"

re•du•pli•ca•tion

(rɪˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ˌdyu-)

n.
1. an act or instance of reduplicating; the state of being reduplicated.
2.
a. reduplicating as a grammatical pattern.
b. the added element in a reduplicated form.
c. a word formed by reduplication, as hush-hush or helter-skelter.
[1580–90; < Late Latin reduplicātiō. See reduplicate, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reduplication - repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
2.reduplication - the syllable added in a reduplicated word form
syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
3.reduplication - a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word)
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
4.reduplication - the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again

reduplication

noun
Something closely resembling another:
Archaic: simulacre.
Translations

reduplication

[rɪˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən] Nreduplicación f

reduplication

nWiederholung f; (Ling) → Reduplikation f