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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 organization of the book, especially in the repetitiveness of the early chapters, betrays its origin as a University of Michigan doctoral thesis, but the final chapter, entitled "The Imagined Stalinist Community," is a stunningly original examination of partisan self-identity.
With a sometimes overwhelming wealth of detail and a certain amount of repetitiveness, Rosenblatt demonstrates the hitherto unrecognized extent to which Selden's Hebraic learning was drawn upon in controversies over natural law, divorce, zeal, religious toleration, idolatry, and blasphemy.
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Despite its repetitiveness, DEBKAfile's American and Israeli sources interpret Shabaan's statement's coming now as important because it appears to indicate that the Syrian president, after due consideration, has come down on the side of a military response some time soon.