gemination

[jem-uh-ney-shuh n]
noun
  1. a doubling; duplication; repetition.
  2. Phonetics. the doubling of a consonantal sound.
  3. Rhetoric. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, etc., for rhetorical effect.

Origin of gemination

1590–1600; < Latin geminātiōn- (stem of geminātiō), equivalent to gemināt(us) (see geminate) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for gemination

gemination

noun
  1. the act or state of being doubled or paired
  2. the doubling of a consonant
  3. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect
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Word Origin and History for gemination
n.

1590s, from Latin geminationem (nominative geminatio) "a doubling," from past participle stem of geminare (see geminate).

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gemination in Medicine

gemination

[jĕm′ə-nāshən]
n.
  1. Embryologic partial division of a primordium, as of a single tooth germ forming two teeth.
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