Definition of palindrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpælɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpælɪndroʊm//
Linguistic devices
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a word or phrase that reads the same backwards as forwards, for example madam or nurses run See related entries: Linguistic devices Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek palindromos ‘running back again’, from palin ‘again’ + drom- (from dramein ‘to run’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: palindrome