Rep vs Repetition - What's the difference?

rep | repetition |


As nouns the difference between rep and repetition

is that rep is (countable)   or rep can be (textiles) a fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface while repetition is the act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

As verbs the difference between rep and repetition

is that rep is to represent; to act as a representative for while repetition is to petition again.

rep

English

(wikipedia rep)

Etymology 1

Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

Noun

(en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

    Verb

    (repp)
  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.

    Anagrams

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    repetition

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) repetitionem'' (accusative singular of ''repetitio ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • (lb): The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion; also called a rep'. A group of ' repetitions is a set.
  • Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To petition again.
  • * 2011 , Anneke Campbell, ?Thomas Lizney, Be the Change (page 7)
  • The group went through several rounds at different courts, petitioning and repetitioning , losing again and again.

    Anagrams

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