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gemination

[ jem-uh-ney-shuhn ]
/ ˌdʒɛm əˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun
a doubling; duplication; repetition.
Phonetics. the doubling of a consonantal sound.
Rhetoric. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, etc., for rhetorical effect.
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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
/ (ˌdʒɛmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun
the act or state of being doubled or paired
the doubling of a consonant
the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect
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Medical definitions for gemination

gemination
[ jĕm′ə-nāshən ]

n.
Embryologic partial division of a primordium, as of a single tooth germ forming two teeth.
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