What is the meaning of geminate?

noun

  • A doubled or long consonant.
    • usage: "the `n' in `thinness' is a geminate"

verb

  • Form by reduplication.
    • usage: "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
  • Occur in pairs.
  • Arrange in pairs.
    • usage: "Pair these numbers"
  • Arrange or combine in pairs.
    • usage: "The consonants are geminated in these words"
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