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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.


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

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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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Respiration then resumes, with deep, rapid breathing and the cycle repeats itself. A cycle lasts a few minutes.
Now Boyle is hoping history repeats itself after his side were paired with Killie in yesterday's second-round draw.
With this kind of appointments, the history of capricious changes repeats itself in this Ministry where the agreement for giving out positions in the government between the partners is not respected.
After all the events that occurred these past few days, Jordanovska wonders if anyone will accept to defend the country if the same scenario from 2001 repeats itself.
I see that history repeats itself with both administrations, in the neocons 1995 study "A Clean Break", and in Netanyahu's speech at Bar-Ilan University last month.
In the meantime, here's something to chew on - "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce," Karl Marx once famously said.
Summary: Andrew Strauss is hoping history repeats itself this summer as he seeks to add Ashes success to personal recognition.
TODAY, 3PM: Roy Keane is hoping history repeats itself as he returns to the scene of his first triumph as Sunderland boss.
History repeats itself. The only bright light on the horizon this year is the possibility that locally elected councillors in counties like Denbighshire will distance themselves from the politicians in Cardiff and send a message to the Senedd.
A FAMOUS philosopher once observed that history repeats itself - the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.