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noun 
  1. A recurring or dominant element; a theme.
See how the artist repeats the scroll throughout the work?
  1. (music) A short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work
    1. A decorative figure that is repeated in a design
    2. Crystallography: The physical object or objects repeated at each point of a lattice. Usually atoms or molecules.
Etymology: From French motifFrench, motif (1848), with the meaning of main idea or theme


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