The accidental repetition of one or more letters when writing or typing a word.
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"In yet another tragic dittography case, Bull smashed his keyboard against the wall after typing 'competitition' one too many times."
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  • Dittography — is the accidental, erroneous act of repeating a letter, word, phrase or combination of letters by a scribe or copyist.[1] Example 98 in Rev 1:13 has περιεζωσμμενον instead of περιεζωσμενον (doubled μ). Codex Vaticanus in John 13:14 word… …   Wikipedia

  • dittography — dittographic /dit euh graf ik/, adj. /di tog reuh fee/, n. reduplication of letters or syllables in writing, printing, etc., usually through error. Cf. haplography. [1870 75; < Gk dittographía, dial. var. of DISSOGRAPHÍA, equiv. to dissó(s)… …   Universalium

  • dittography — noun a) the accidental, erroneous act of repeating a word, phrase or combination of letters by a scribe or copyist. b) the errors produced thereby …   Wiktionary

  • dittography — n. repetition of letters or word combinations (usually by a writing or typing error) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dittography — dit·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • dittography — /dɪˈtɒgrəfi/ (say di togruhfee) noun 1. unintentional repetition of one or more symbols in writing, as in copying a manuscript. 2. the resulting passage or reading. {Greek ditto(s) double + graphy} –dittographic /dɪtəˈgræfɪk/ (say dituh grafik),… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • dittography — n. (pl. ies) 1 a copyist s mistaken repetition of a letter, word, or phrase. 2 an example of this. Derivatives: dittographic adj. Etymology: Gk dittos double + GRAPHY …   Useful english dictionary

  • dittograph — /dit euh graf , grahf /, n. an instance of dittography; a passage containing reduplicated syllables, letters, etc. [1870 75; back formation from DITTOGRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • δισσογραφία — δισσογραφίᾱ , δισσογραφία dittography fem nom/voc/acc dual δισσογραφίᾱ , δισσογραφία dittography fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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