[ US /ɹɪˈpɛtɪtɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪpˈɛtɪtˌɪv/ ]
  1. characterized by repetition
    repetitive movement
  2. repetitive and persistent
    the bluejay's insistent cry
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How To Use repetitive In A Sentence

  • It is the repetitive, untreated Chlamydial infections that can cause women to be sterile.
  • Many of these symptoms are a consequence of heavy repetitive work and neck compression caused by carrying heavy loads of water pails or wood on their head and shoulders for miles.
  • It will be an excuse for me to write ecstatic repetitive cells of music. Times, Sunday Times
  • Posterior elbow pain in the setting of repetitive elbow extension suggests the diagnosis of triceps tendinosis.
  • Remarkably, the argument of the outermost is a repetitive appends operation and it has only linear complexity with P1 reverse () operations, but each of them is of linear complexity, so the total complexity of implementing my: prepend-iter () we have demonstrated is a simplified case of the many different real world scenarios we may encounter that will require repetitive prepends. Planet XML
  • When reviewers and prize jurors tout a repetitive style as "the last word in gnomic control," or a jumble of unsustained metaphor as "lyrical" writing, it is obvious that they, too, are having difficulty understanding what they read. A Reader's Manifesto
  • Behavior change is best accomplished through repetitive experiences, especially in performance contexts that matter.
  • They go to work early in the morning, sit at work benches or in front of machines and perform the same repetitive tasks all day.
  • A repetitive set-top game called Search for the Spear of Destiny requires a beginner's level of dexterity, and delivers trivial lost-civilization factoids as reward cookies for successful play.
  • I can rewrap lines to 65 characters by typing "gq", I can use regular expressions for search and replaces (* very* handy), I can edit in Unicode when I need to, and I can speed things up greatly by making keyboard mappings for repetitive tasks. The Project Gutenberg FAQ 2002
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