Definition of repeating in English:


Syllabification: re·peat·ing
Pronunciation: /riˈpētiNG


  • 1(Of a firearm) capable of firing several shots in succession without reloading.
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    • A man firing a repeating rifle faces a man wielding a sword.
    • Lockhart's sidekick Charley, a half-Apache, has gone to question his relatives about the repeating rifles being sold to them in the area.
    • The columns shift in a laterally repeating rainbow sequence of 50 colors taken from an ink-marker assortment on a white ground.
  • 2(Of a pattern) recurring uniformly over a surface.
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    • They are designed to be cut at regular intervals (often indicated by a vertical row of a small scissors included in the repeating pattern), resulting in scarves of a standard size.
    • Various framing devices - decorative elements or fan shapes - set off the central images, and repeating patterns often give the effect of looking through a kaleidoscope.
    • What seems a random pattern of painstakingly rendered cuts in the paper is in fact a nine-times repeating pattern made from a rubber matrix print containing the Pollock-like marks.

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