Repetition vs. Rote

Repetition vs. Rote — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Repetition and Rote

Repetitionnoun

The act or process or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

Rotenoun

A memorizing process using routine or repetition, often without full attention or comprehension

learn by rote.

Repetitionnoun

A recitation or recital, especially of prepared or memorized material.

Rotenoun

Mechanical routine.

Repetitionnoun

The act or an instance of repeating or being repeated.

Rotenoun

The sound of surf breaking on the shore.

Repetitionnoun

(weightlifting): The act of performing a single, controlled exercise motion. A group of repetitions is a set.

Rotenoun

A medieval stringed instrument variably identified with a lyre, lute, or harp.

Repetitionverb

To petition again.

Rotenoun

The process of learning or committing something to memory through mechanical repetition, usually by hearing and repeating aloud, often without full attention to comprehension or thought for the meaning.

They didn’t have copies of the music for everyone, so most of us had to learn the song by rote.

Repetitionnoun

an event that repeats;

the events today were a repeat of yesterday's

Rotenoun

Mechanical routine; a fixed, habitual, repetitive, or mechanical course of procedure.

The pastoral scenes from those commercials don’t bear too much resemblance to the rote of daily life on a farm.

Repetitionnoun

the act of doing or performing again

Rotenoun

(rare) The roar of the surf; the sound of waves breaking on the shore.

Repetitionnoun

the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device

Rotenoun

(musical instrument) A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.

Rotenoun

synonym of crowd

Roteadjective

By repetition or practice.

Roteverb

(obsolete) To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate.

Roteverb

(transitive) To learn or repeat by rote.

Rotenoun

memorization by repetition