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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.]
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.
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|Noun||1.||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