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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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Second, palindromists who strive for coherence, clarity and naturalness of language in their compositions are confronted by the prosaic fact that most "natural" language, and especially spoken language, consists largely of palindromically unexciting short words.
Mark Saltveit, editor of THE PALINDROMIST journal, and Vince Clemente, a documentary film maker, sent me information about a wonderful new project they are working on, a project that will raise the back-and-forth linguistic magic of palindromes to greater heights than ever.
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.
Webster's Third offers two adjectivations of his name, Sotadean and Sotadic; the latter seems more popular with modern palindromists, possibly because it is easier to palindromize, as in the following mini-story which is related by its three main characters--Eli, Eb and religious salvation fanatic Ida, who often seems to be on another page:
The awareness of this community of palindromists led to the creation of the first ever World Palindrome Championship (WPC) in Brooklyn, New York on March 16, 2012.
I still start with a pair of reversible chunks of text, not a pivot, which may be different to most palindromists.
How many palindromists does it take to change a fight bulb?
Of these, the second pattern, ABAB, is probably the most popular, and thus a prime target for challenge-seeking palindromists.