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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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vowel variation: /a ~ o/ in cay - coy 'tea' andpadsoh ~ podsoh 'king'; /o ~ u/ in jon ~ jun 'soul' and imohoy ~ imuhoy 'now'; /i ~ u/ in jire ~ jiro ~ jure ~ jeyle 'separated, sort'; final /e ~ a/ in asdare ~ asdara 'star'; gemination in heme ~ hemme 'all'.
The main contribution of this project lies in determining the articulatory and acoustic bases of harmony as induced by gemination ( gemination harmony ) within a cross-linguistic perspective.
The right part of every table contains pairs of case forms that have other differences (the quality of the final vowel or the gemination of the second consonant), and therefore the length of the final vowel cannot be the only feature distinguishing the forms in a pair.
And it leaves only an indirect trace in the shape of gemination of the root-final consonant--as in cnyssan 'strike, shake' together with the presence of a vowel which belongs to the set resulting diachronically from/-mutation (and earlier effects of [-i/j-])--as again in cnyssan or it is reflected simply by/-mutation--as in the "heavy" root hieran 'hear', where there is no gemination following the long vowel.
Consonants have gemination and sequential forms in both languages.
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).
No significant difference was found in the gemination rate among the three media, but the survival rate in sand was significantly lower than in the other two media.
Fusion is the union between dentine and/or enamel of two or more separate developing teeth, whilst gemination is the partial development of two teeth from a single tooth bud following incomplete division.
Assuming that (possibly emergent) bans on gemination and resyllabification, not shown here, prevent the immediately preceding consonant from serving as the onset of the syllable headed by -o:-, CORR-C Morpheme-Init C Morpheme-Init favors the candidate in (b) over the candidate in (a) which copies from a closer, but not a morpheme-initial, onset.
2000) only achieved 0-10% gemination on filter paper in petri dishes under an oscillating light and temperature regime, but Cameron et al.
Venezky (1970) analyzed the corpus of written English words and showed that alphabet principle plus a small set of additional rules such as gemination or doubling of certain letters at the end of words, such as s, l, and f, accounted for how English orthography represents English phonology.
His paradoxical gemination of contraries may well turn out to be the esthetic of the ultimate oxymoron.