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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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However, in some of the prevalence studies gemination (10) and macrodontia (17) were not observed in any of the patients in their study population.
And finally, stress contrasts tend to be enhanced segmentally: stressed syllables may be strengthened by vowel lengthening or by gemination, while unstressed syllables may be weakened by vowel reduction.
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.
This is why the final C in the minimum syllable undergoes gemination word-finally (cf.
Double tooth is the general term that is used to describe fusion and gemination in which one tooth is conjoined with another.
Further, there is a small group of verbs forming a subclass within Class I, where the -r- consonant that ends the stem syllable shows no gemination (verbs like e.
Kouwenberg, Gemination in the Akkadian Verb (Assen: van Gorcum, 1997), 34-35.
As a general rule, when the affected tooth is regarded as one, if in the arch there is one tooth less than the normal count it is called fusion, while when the normal number of teeth is present it is termed gemination [Duncan and Helpin, 1987].
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.
L'indication de la gemination (geminae pestes) introduit la menace de la division, incompatible avec tout principe d'harmonie.
Such instances of dialectal or diachronic variation include the simplification and gemination of consonants as well as the vocalic correspondences that can be seen in the following figure (~ means 'is normalized as'; notice that normalization selects graphemes, indicated by < >).