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[Gr.,=something read backward], rearrangement of the letters of a word or words to make another word or other words. A famous Latin anagram was an answer made out of a question asked by Pilate.
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a sentence or verse that can be read, by letters or by words, backward or forward; both readings will make sense and usually will be identical. “Madam, I’m Adam” is an example of an English palindrome.

The artistic quality of a palindrome depends on the structure of a given language. In Russian and other European languages, palindromes usually sound artificial and unintelligible, whereas in Chinese, for instance, many highly artistic poems are palindromes. Examples of Russian palindromes can be found in V. V. Khlebnikov’s narrative poem Razin’s Boat and in works by V. Ia. Briusov, I. L. Sel’vinskii, and A. A. Voznesenskii.


A nucleic acid sequence that is self-complementary.
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First, unlike most palindromists who typically compose their palindromic sentences two reversal or semi-reversal words at a time, Bergerson typically commenced with an initial pair of reversal phrases, for which purpose he assembled lists of such phrase pairs.
citing overwhelming emotional distress caused by the recent realization that his palindromist wife Leona married him solely because of his last name.
I asked several of the palindromists who were in the geopalcontest that resulted in a lot of new geograhical palindromes.
A less effective palindromist would have settled for the obvious "Anne, I see Sienna.
This proposed film will follow the greatest palindromists in the world leading up to the second-ever World Palindrome Championship in early 2017.
Her bio states that she is "a direct descendant of Edwin Fitzpatrick, the Victorian master palindromist discussed in Howard Bergerson's book 'Palindromes and Anagrams,' as well as a second cousin of prolific palindromist Nora Baron.
It included Mark Saltveit, stand-up comedian and editor of The Palindromist (a magazine and website); Jon Agee, successful author of five books of palindromes; Barry Duncan, who had recently received considerable publicity as a palindromist; John Connett, author of over 5000 published palindromes; Nick Montfort, author of the palindromic book "2002"; and myself, possibly the most prolific author of single-sentence palindromes on the MockOK site.
Historical rather than logological studies, they are of considerable interest to palindromists of an historical turn of mind both for their comprehensive discussion of the well-known sator word square and for their deeply-researched survey of examples of ancient and medieval palindromic writing, many of which I have never seen mentioned elsewhere in wordplay literature.
Saint Simo is, of course, the patron saint of palindromists, or of simolarity by virtue of reversal.