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From Ancient Greek (palíndromos, "running back again"), from (pálin, "back, again, back again") + (drómos, "running, race, racecourse")
palindrome (plural palindromes)
- A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units which has the property of reading the same forwards as it does backwards, character for character, sometimes disregarding punctuation, capitalization and diacritics.
- "Rise to vote sir" is an example of a sentence that is a palindrome.
- Level, madam and racecar are examples of single word palindromes.
- (by extension) A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction.
- (genetics) A stretch of DNA in which the sequence of nucleotides on one strand are in the reverse order to that of the complementary strand
a sequence of units that reads the same forwards as backwards
From Ancient Greek (pálin, "again") + -drome "course", "road".
palindrome m (plural palindromes)
- feminine plural of palindromo