gemination


noun

  1. a doubling; duplication; repetition.
  2. Phonetics. the doubling of a consonantal sound.
  3. Rhetoric. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, etc., for rhetorical effect.

noun

  1. the act or state of being doubled or paired
  2. the doubling of a consonant
  3. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect
n.

1590s, from Latin geminationem (nominative geminatio) “a doubling,” from past participle stem of geminare (see geminate).

n.

  1. Embryologic partial division of a primordium, as of a single tooth germ forming two teeth.

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