Word of the day: Palindrome

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pal·in·drome

noun ˈpa-lən-ˌdrōm

: a word, phrase, or number that reads the same backward or forward

 

Full Definition of PALINDROME

:  a word, verse, or sentence (as “Able was I ere I saw Elba”) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward
— pal·in·drom·ic adjective
— pal·in·drom·ist noun

Examples of PALINDROME

  1. The word “dad” and the number “1881” are palindromes.

Origin of PALINDROME

Greek palindromos running back again, from palin back, again + dramein to run; akin to Greek polos axis, pole.

 First Known Use

circa 1629

 

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