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Noun1.cataphasia - a speech disorder in which the same word is repeated several times in succession
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
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A related phenomenon noted by Freud involves the "very frequent repetition of the same word in writing and copying -- 'perseverations'" (1901/1960, pp.128-129; compare, cataphasia or catalogia: prolonged repetition of meaningless words).