That's correct.  An example is "Madam, I'm Adam."  If you ignore the spaces and punctuation, that becomes MADAMIMADAM, which is the same sequence of letters either forward or backward.  Notice that the "I" is the middle of the string, and doesn't have to match any other letters.  If a string has an even number of letters, then the two middle letters much match for it to be a palindrome.

Glenn Booker

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From: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
Date:         Wed, 19 Apr 2000 12:31:02 +0200

>Colin Brown:
>
>> question, write an ada program using recursion to find out if the text
>> entered is a palindrome. I sort of understand how recursion works, I
>
>Is a palindrome a word where the first and the last letter
>is the same, the second and the second to last letter is the
>same, and so on?
>
>Greetings,
>
>Jacob
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