Palindrome meaning

pălĭn-drōm
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A word, phrase, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward (Ex.: madam)
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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."

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A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
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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.

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A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction.
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(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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A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
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A segment of double-stranded DNA in which the nucleotide sequence of one strand reads in reverse order to that of the complementary strand.
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Origin of palindrome

  • From Greek palindromos running back again, recurring palin again kwel-1 in Indo-European roots dromos a running

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek παλίνδρομος (palindromos, “running back again”), from πάλιν (palin, “back, again, back again”) + δρόμος (dromos, “running, race, racecourse”)

    From Wiktionary