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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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The reader specifically inquires about the action required when quality-control rules such as the 10 mean rule are being repetitively violated.
In contrast to most libraries, in which reading areas are ranged around a core of books and stacked repetitively on top of one another, here the floors are cut away to provide a diversity of spaces, each with a distinct character, and each a part of a single interior volume.
Quite literally, since there is even an automated sculpture here in which a mechanized, bewigged male manikin repetitively plies his sponge between a wall-mounted mirror and the gallery floor.
Resetting--which uses the physiological principle of reciprocal inhibition--is the process of strengthening muscle groups opposite the ones that are repetitively used.
Attempting to teach without giving the reason for the action will not drive home the importance of the action so that it will be done repetitively in the correct way.
The 30-year-old cook has complained that Andrews has "harassed me and my lawyer repetitively with unwarranted questions" outside the Hillsborough courthouse.
Quite often, the pain and stiffness are worse in the morning and sufferers may hurt more in muscle groups that are used repetitively.
Psychoanalytic/feminist literary criticism, writes Theresa Krier, has too repetitively seen the male-authored canon as driven only by desire for and dread of the maternal body.
What you do repetitively does have an effect over time.
Any parent who has bought his or her offspring the video version of a Disney animated feature is doomed to hear the same musical numbers over and over as the kid plays the tape obsessively and repetitively.
But the game's merits are also its downfall because it soon becomes more bore than gore as you hack and slash repetitively through the levels to destroy the vampire underworld.