gemination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gemination the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something "this kind of duplication is wasteful"
    • n gemination the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gemination A doubling; duplication; repetition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gemination A doubling; duplication; repetition.
    • n gemination Specifically In rhetoric, immediate repetition of a word, generally with added emphasis: as
    • n gemination [Repetition after one or two intervening words is also accounted gemination: as, again and again.
    • n gemination Also calleddiplasiasmus andepizeuxis.
    • n gemination In philology: The doubling of an originally single consonant through the influence of a following consonant or vowel, as in Anglo-Saxon sittan(originally sitian), fenn(originally feni, Gothic fani), etc.; less properly used of mere orthographic doubling, as in hammer, matter, etc.
    • n gemination A pair of letters so doubled.
    • n gemination In astronomy, the frequent apparent doubling of the canals of Mars. It is still debated whether the phenomenon represents a real fact on the planet's surface or is merely optical or visual.
    • n gemination In anatomy, the union or fusion of two contiguous teeth caused by the uniting of two tooth-pulps.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gemination a doubling: repetition of a word to add emphasis:
    • n Gemination (philol.) the doubling of a consonant originally single
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. geminatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gemināre, ātumgeminus, twin.

Usage

In literature:

The cell which bears the ovicell geminate.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Male spikelets are geminate, one sessile and one pedicelled, 2-flowered or imperfect, and with four glumes, which are subequal.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
This distinguishes composition from gemination.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
No wonder if St. John proposed them in this gemination to our second thoughts.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
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In science:

It is therefore worthwhile to investigate other ways to implement anti-symmetry such as the Antisymmetrized Geminal Product (AGP) .
Many-Electron wave function and momentum density
Equations (1.14) and (1.15) are plotted in figure 1.4; the full and dotted lines correspond, respectively, to the geminate and non-geminate exciton formation process.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
As expected in resonant excitation conditions (geminate formation of excitons), R(t) does not depend on time and equals 1 as expected .
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
Szalewicz: Helium dimer potential from symmetry-adapted perturbation theory calculations using large Gaussian geminal and orbital basis sets. J.
The ^4He trimer as an Efimov system
Our approach is only valid for geminate pairs.
Should recombinations of radical pairs be considered as accompanied by measurements?
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