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anagram
 
SYLLABICATION:an·a·gram
PRONUNCIATION:  n-grm
NOUN:1. A word or phrase formed by reordering the letters of another word or phrase, such as satin to stain. 2. anagrams (used with a sing. verb) A game in which players form words from a group of randomly picked letters.
ETYMOLOGY:New Latin anagramma, from Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein, to rearrange letters in a word : ana-, from bottom to top; see ana– + gramma, grammat-, letter; see gerbh- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS:ana·gram·matic (-gr-mtk) —ADJECTIVE
ana·gram·mati·cal·lyADVERB
 
 
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