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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.
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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
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Immediate repetition of a word or phrase for rhetorical effect.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
OCP effects: Gemination and antigemination, Linguistic Inquiry 17.
Moreover, stems ending in /n/ lose it in the second and third person conjugations to avoid gemination of the nasal in the singular, hence keeping the singular and plural distinct; for instance, present stem zen- 'hit' yields third singular ze-n-a versus third plural ze-n-na.
Union of teeth is considered as developmental disturbance presenting commonly as fusion and gemination. [1, 2] Fusion could be defined as a conjunction of two separated tooth germs and identify as radiographically two separate pulp chambers and root canals.
iii) Gemination (cammisa, cammara) and degemination matinata, matina, stamatina, cafe).
The frequency of other anomalies was as follows: molar-incisor hypomineralization 0.25%, turner hypoplasia 0.1%, fluorosis 0.1%, odontoma 0.1%, fusion 0.09%, gemination 0.06%, amelogenesis imperfecta 0.05%, dens invaginatus 0.03%, talon cusp 0.02%, taurodontism 0.02%, macrodontia 0.02%, dentinogenesis imperfecta 0.02%, dilaceration 0.02%, ectopic eruption 0.01% and microdontia 0.01%.
phonetic studies (gemination in Estonian, Voro and Seto laryngeals, tonal and duration variability in Livonian, and others), Udmurtology (Udmurt ethnography, the Udmurt youth, Udmurt stereotypes, Udmurt religion in Bashkortostan, and others), or aspects of Finnish linguistics (non-finite person marking, temporal converbs, the predicative function of the reflexive suffix, sound change in Medieval Finnish, the Finnish grammar by Rasmus Rask, and others).
finds in them an "almost obsessive 'gemination' which
Gemination is considered a rare developmental dental anomaly affecting the morphology of teeth.
Dd, Ff, and Ll signify a pronunciation distinct from D, F, and L, and should not be construed as gemination, as in Italian and Finnish.