- The definition of a palindrome is a word, phrase or sentence that reads the same forward and backward.
- An example of a palindrome is the word "civic."
- An example of a palindrome is the phrase "never odd or even."
Origin of palindromeClassical Greek palindromos, running back ; from palin, again (; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwel-, to turn from source wheel) + dramein, to run: see dromedary
- A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
- A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
Origin of palindromeFrom Greek palindromos, running back again, recurring : palin, again; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots + dromos, a running.
- 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.
- Level, madam and racecar are examples of single word palindromes.
- 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
From Ancient Greek παλίνδρομος (palindromos, “running back again”), from πάλιν (palin, “back, again, back again”) + δρόμος (dromos, “running, race, racecourse”)