# What is it called when something reads the same forward and backward?

## What is it called when something reads the same forward and backward?

What is a palindrome? According to The Oxford English Dictionary the word is based on Greek root words meaning back and running. Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same backward and forward, letter for letter, number for number, or word for word. Some palindromes seem philosophical.

Why is a palindrome special?

The eight-digit palindrome date is distinct from a four-digit pattern because it won’t happen again. A date with the year written with two digits, instead of four, will repeat each century.

What was the last palindrome date?

29 February 2092

### What does it mean to see palindrome numbers?

A palindromic number is the same forward and backward, such as 12321. The first thought I get is “you’ve done something and now must undo it in reverse,” such as the 12 steps in AA where you make amends to those you have hurt. That such a number continues to appear means you haven’t dealt with the situation yet.

What do palindrome numbers mean?

A palindromic number is a number (in some base ) that is the same when written forwards or backwards, i.e., of the form. . The first few palindromic numbers are therefore are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99, 101, 111, 121, (OEIS A002113).