- A word, phrase, number or any other sequence of units (such as a strand of DNA) which has the property of reading the same forwards and backwards, character for character, disregarding punctuation.
- A poetic form in which the sequence of words reads the same in either direction.
Etymology: From Greek "again" + -drome "course", "road".
- Dutch: palindroom
- French: palindrome
- German: Palindrom
- Italian: palindromo
- Spanish: palíndromo capicíºa
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