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The output consists of the category bar and the navigation bar.

How do I prevent the word repetition of bar in the English language?
Is it the following?

The output consists of the category and the navigation bar.

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The original sentence is fine because you're introducing two items that are siblings. The "bar" is an important part of both items. An example would be like

"Here is a Phillips screwdriver and here is a Robertson screwdriver."

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I would pluralize the word "bar" (since there are two of them) and say:

The output consists of the category and navigation bars.

Your version could be interpreted to mean that the output consists of a navigation bar and a category (not a category bar).

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    Or indeed a bar that covers both navigation and categories (if the article is removed and bar kept in the singular). – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jul 22 '14 at 14:25

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