1 To repeat or go over something, usually in order to commit it to memory or to retain it in memory.
2 To recall or enumerate items of information repeatedly in order to retain them in short-term memory. Such repetition is called maintenance rehearsal when it is simple repetition and elaborative rehearsal when deeper processing is involved. See also phonological loop.
3 To practise a speech or a musical or dramatic act in preparation for a performance of it. rehearsal n. [From Old French rehercier to harrow again, from re- again + hercer to harrow, from Latin hirpex, hirpicis a rake or harrow]
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