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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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Touchscreen computer kiosks for inmates in housing units allow instant access to information, greater accountability and relief to correctional officers (from the repetitiveness of responding to questions from inmates about canteen orders, program participation and scheduled court or visitation dates).
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The major complaints about college applications revolve around the multiple requirements, the inconsistency of those demands, the repetitiveness of various tasks, and the complexity of the administrative process.
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Visually stunning, and with some devilishly well-designed levels, any chunks of repetitiveness and sluggish gameplay can be pretty easily forgiven.
Enthralled with the sound of a gamalan orchestra, the Canadian composer worked a trancelike mood through "a repetitiveness that we associate with minimalist music, but a repetitiveness due to the nature of percussion instruments.
This repetitiveness will work the body aerobically and firm and shape the muscles used in each move.
Although the Nu-Metal group's tunes suffered slightly from repetitiveness, they were well-received by the audience.
While this stone-circle expedition provides some amusing psychogeographical "facts" and adds an interesting historical framework to the discourse/sex construct, the deliberate repetitiveness could have easily grown tedious.
Epidemiological, biomechanical and ergonomic studies have determined that degree, repetitiveness and forcefulness of wrist motions are factors in the development of tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapments.
The illogical arguments, constant future references - for example, "we will examine both of these cases in further detail in Chapter 8" - and repetitiveness, essentially combine together to produce, in my opinion, a complete waste of paper.
Since Bill Haley and His Comets first introduced America to the driving, sensual rhythms and coy double-entendre lyrics that have become popular music's stock in trade, rock 'n' roll has evolved into a number of distinct styles, including the "acid" rock of the drug-soaked sixties, the nihilistic mayhem of punk and heavy metal, the brazen misogyny of rap, and the hypnotic repetitiveness of techno.