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Questions tagged [palindrome]

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Can a single letter be a palindrome? [closed]

Is the word "I" a palindrome? What is the shortest palindrome?
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multilingual palindromes“…” [closed]

...by which I mean, if you'll forgive the plural, e.g.,     state <--> etats which is English<-->French for (one particular meaning of) the same word. So, can you ...
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What do you call a number which is the same written backwards?

What do you call a number which is the same written backwards? Example 16061.
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Is there any noun phrase having its inverted version also a noun phrase? [closed]

I may not express my question clear enough in the title. Here I give some examples and it would be explicit to all of us. Example1: 'book ticket' vs 'ticket book' Example2: 'bill order' vs 'order ...
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Terminology for words that are the same backwards and forwards, upside-down or right way up

I'm thinking of getting a SONOS sound system and have realised that it's an example of a special class of word. It's a palindrome, it's a rotational ambigram and it is also a word that is the same ...
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Commutative, or “semantically palindromic” sentences

Being a mathematician with mathematician friends, my friends and I occasionally like to joke about the peculiarities of the English language. This one came up recently: Obviously, most English ...
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What word describes text having a different meaning backwards and forwards?

Jonathan Reed's poem 'Lost Generation' is a pessimistic view of the future if read forwards. However, if you read it backwards linewise (not wordwise), it is still semantically meaningful, but the ...
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Word for number or word that reads the same when inverted or mirrored

The number I am thinking of is 80808. This is a palindrome. However, it is more than a palindrome, because it can be flipped or mirrored and will still read the same way. Is there a word for this?
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What is the longest palindromic phrase?

Somewhat related to this question, but I'm interested in a phrase, not just a single word. The longest I am aware of is A man, a plan, a canal: Panama Are there longer palindromic phrases?
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What is the longest palindrome word in English? [closed]

I want to know what the longest palindrome word is.