Palindrome
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Palindrome
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek (palíndromos, "running back again"), from (pálin, "back, again, back again") + (drómos, "running, race, racecourse")

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Noun

palindrome (plural palindromes)

  1. 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.
  2. (by extension) A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction.
  3. (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

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French

Etymology

From Ancient Greek (pálin, "again") + -drome "course", "road".

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Noun

palindrome m (plural palindromes)

  1. palindrome

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Adjective

palindrome f

  1. feminine plural of palindromo

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