a doubling; duplication; repetition.
Phonetics. the doubling of a consonantal sound.
Rhetoric. the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, etc., for rhetorical effect.

1590–1600; < Latin geminātiōn- (stem of geminātiō), equivalent to gemināt(us) (see geminate) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
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gemination (ˌdʒɛmɪˈneɪʃən)
1.  the act or state of being doubled or paired
2.  the doubling of a consonant
3.  the immediate repetition of a word, phrase, or clause for rhetorical effect

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gemination gem·i·na·tion (jěm'ə-nā'shən)
Embryologic partial division of a primordium, as of a single tooth germ forming two teeth.

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Example sentences
Gemination rates were calculated for the various treatments.
After gemination, the plants were thinned to one at each space.
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