Definition of Geminate

1. Noun. A doubled or long consonant. "The `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"

Generic synonyms: Consonant

2. Verb. Form by reduplication. "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
Exact synonyms: Reduplicate
Category relationships: Linguistics
Generic synonyms: Double, Duplicate, Reduplicate, Repeat, Replicate

3. Verb. Occur in pairs.
Exact synonyms: Pair
Related verbs: Pair
Generic synonyms: Occur
Derivative terms: Pair, Pair

4. Verb. Arrange in pairs. "Pair these numbers"
Exact synonyms: Pair
Generic synonyms: Arrange, Set Up
Related verbs: Pair
Derivative terms: Pair

5. Verb. Arrange or combine in pairs. "The consonants are geminated in these words"
Generic synonyms: Double, Duplicate
Derivative terms: Gemination

Definition of Geminate

1. a. In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers.

2. v. t. To double.

Definition of Geminate

1. Adjective. Forming a pair. ¹

2. Verb. To arrange in pairs. ¹

3. Verb. To occur in pairs. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Geminate

1. to arrange in pairs [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

Medical Definition of Geminate

1. In pairs or twains; two together; binate; twin; as, geminate flowers. Origin: L. Geminatus, p.p. Of genimare to double. See Gemini. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geminate

geminal diamine
geminal diamines
geminal diol
geminal diols
geminate (current term)
geminated teeth
geminatio vocalium

Literary usage of Geminate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botanical Miscellany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of Such Plants as by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1831)
"Flowers geminate, on a bifid pedicel. Bracts very small. Perianth 4-leaved, leaflets revolute, dilated, and stamen-bearing at the summit. ..."

2. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"Apparent simplification of geminate \m\ and \n\ Putative sequences of [mm] and [nn] are written indistinguishably from single |m| and |n|, with either a ..."

3. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1825)
"... which are geminate, —a difference, nevertheless, which must maintain their separation as long as generic distinctions are derived from the peri- stome. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"geminate leaves, in bot., leaves that are in pairs, one leaf beside the other, ... geminate ocellus, in entom., a phrase denoting two ocellated spots when ..."

5. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1908)
"Basal line geminate, black, marked on costa and where it cuts the basal streak with its ... T. p. line geminate, the outer portion tending to become lost, ..."

6. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1907)
"The geminate streaks are separated by clear brown wedge-shaped streaks, the widest separating the outer geminate lines from a brown lunate apical spot, ..."

7. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"... solitary, or geminate racemes, bracted: sepals ovate-lanceolate, short, only a little longer than the fruit: nutlets narrowly margined, ..."

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