a) That repeats; repetitive.
b) Of a firearm: capable of firing multiple times without needing recharging.
See Also: repeating back, repeating circle, repeating coil

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  • Repeating — Re*peat ing, a. Doing the same thing over again; accomplishing a given result many times in succession; as, a repeating firearm; a repeating watch. [1913 Webster] {Repeating circle}. See the Note under {Circle}, n., 3. {Repeating decimal}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeating — index chronic, repetitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Repeating — Repeat Re*peat ( p?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Repeating}.] [F. r[ e]p[ e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re re + petere to fall upon, attack. See {Petition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeating — noun (C) 1 a repeating gun can be fired several times without being loaded again 2 a repeating watch or clock can be made to repeat the last strike (=sound made at an hour or quarter of an hour) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • repeating — adj. Repeating is used with these nouns: ↑pattern …   Collocations dictionary

  • repeating — adjective Date: 1824 of a firearm designed to load cartridges from a magazine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • repeating — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. recurrent, repetitious, reiterative, imitating, copying, echoing, reechoing, duplicating, reduplicating, reproducing; see also perpetual 2 , verbose …   English dictionary for students

  • repeating — re peat·ing || rɪ pɪːtɪŋ adj. repetitive, recurring intermittently; reappearing intermittently; (about a firearm) loading automatically after each firing re·peat || rɪ pɪːt n. act of redoing something, repetition; reiteration, act of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • repeating — /rəˈpitɪŋ/ (say ruh peeting) adjective of or relating to a rifle or firearm capable of discharging a number of shots without reloading …   Australian-English dictionary

  • repeating — noun the act of doing or performing again • Syn: ↑repetition • Derivationally related forms: ↑repeat, ↑repetitious (for: ↑repetition), ↑repeat (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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