Definition of repeating in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈpiːtɪŋ/


1(Of a firearm) capable of firing several shots in succession without reloading.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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