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v. gem·i·nat·ed, gem·i·nat·ing, gem·i·nates
1. To double.
2. To arrange in pairs.
3. Linguistics To make into a geminate.
1. To occur in pairs.
2. Linguistics To become a geminate.
adj. (-nĭt, -nāt′)
Forming a pair; doubled.
n. (-nĭt, -nāt′) Linguistics
A long or doubled consonant sound, such as the tt in the Italian word sotto or the nn in the English word thinness.

[Latin gemināre, gemināt-, from geminus, twin.]

gem′i·na′tion n.


1. the act or state of being doubled or paired
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) the doubling of a consonant
3. (Rhetoric) the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect


Immediate repetition of a word or phrase for rhetorical effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gemination - the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect)
repetition - the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
2.gemination - the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something; "this kind of duplication is wasteful"
copying - an act of copying
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To conform to the minimality condition, monomoraic loan words undergo two processes: short vowel lengthening and final consonant gemination (cf.
5) Generally speaking, when the use of a <CC> digraph cannot be interpreted in terms of consonant gemination (or consonant lengthening), the double spelling of a consonant grapheme is probably a linear diacritic for the preceding short vowel.
The aim of this study is to investigate consonant gemination in Pahari.
The topics covered include consonant gemination, syntactic doubling, the distinction between /s/ and /z/, the clusters/pl/, /fl/, /kl/, the gorgia toscana, and voicing (among others).