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## Word Ways

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#### Abstract

A numerical tautonym is traditionally defined as a word which can be divided into a sequence of at least two (adjacent) parts, where each part has both the same number of letters as well as the same alphabetic value sum (see David Morice, *The Dictionary of Wordplay*). For example, the four letters in the word THIS can be transposed into the corresponding numbers 20-8-9-19 (where A = 1, B = 2...Z = 26), which can be divided in the two parts 20-8 and 9-19. If the numbers in the first part are added together, then we obtain 28, which is precisely the sum of the two numbers in the second part. Note that the two-part numerical tautonym THIS is 'balanced' in two respects: The numerical value of each of the two parts is identical, as is the number of letters in each part.

#### Recommended Citation

Hall, T.A.
(2012)
"Tripartitle Numerical Tautonyms,"
*Word Ways*: Vol. 45
:
Iss.
2
, Article 16.

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