Meaning of repetend

rep•e•tend

Pronunciation: (rep'i-tend", rep"i-tend'), [key]
— n.
  1. the part of a repeating decimal that is repeated, as 1234 in 0.123412341234. …
  2. a phrase or sound that is repeated.
  3. a word, phrase, line or longer element that is repeated, sometimes with variation, at irregular intervals in a poem.
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