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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin geminātiō, geminātiōnis (a doubling).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdʒɛm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/, /ˌdʒɛm.əˈneɪ.ʃən/

NounEdit

gemination (countable and uncountable, plural geminations)

  1. A doubling.
    bilateral gemination of the maxillary central incisors
  2. (phonetics) A phenomenon when a consonant is pronounced for an audibly longer period of time than is done normally.

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