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something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.
long terminal r's identical nucleotide sequences occurring at each end of a proviral genome or a transposon and believed to be essential for integration of the molecule into host DNA.
tandem repeat appearance of two or more identicle segments close to each other within a strand of DNA.


something done or occurring more than once, particularly over and over.


(rep.) (rē-pēt')
Prescription directions for the pharmacist.
[L. repetatur, let it be repeated]

Patient discussion about repeat

Q. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for? I read the previous question about the early autism symptoms of a child. It is very beneficial. Now my question is: what kind of repetitive symptoms should I look for?

A. It depends upon your child’s health. Repetitive symptoms will vary from child to child but they will begin to show up at a very young age. Look for things such as stacking of items or lining items up compulsively. They may also have repetitive body movements such as hand flapping or body rocking. In some cases, the child may even injure themselves on a regular basis such as by biting their skin. As with most things, each individual child will display repetitive symptoms in their own way.

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In response, each circuit generates a fluctuating signal that repeats itself at intervals twice as long as those in the input signal.
The lack of oxygen eventually rouses the sleeper slightly, enough to open the airway, but the cycle repeats itself over and over as the patient resumes deeper sleep.
If seismic history repeats itself, the Wabash Valley along the Indiana-Illinois border will someday host a strong earthquake.
Safety activities are part of an iterative process that repeats itself at every phase of the software lifecycle," Vogel said.
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A small magnet at the wire's bowing point converts this current into a force on the wire, which then moves, and the process repeats itself.
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number of years that existing reserves will last if the current level of average annual payments for the last three years repeats itself indefinitely) for this type of exposure will be approximately 13 years.
If you really want to understand the three-dimensional solar wind and the heliosphere, you need to sample it at different points in the solar cycle to see if the current model repeats itself as we head towards solar minimum," said McComas.
Nearly five decades later, history repeats itself when photographer Don English, who made Las Vegas famous with a photo of a floating craps table at the Sands Hotel in 1953, has recreated this photo at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower.