anagrammatical

anagram

[an-uh-gram]
noun
1.
a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”
2.
anagrams, (used with a singular verb) a game in which the players build words by transposing and, often, adding letters.
verb (used with object), anagrammed, anagramming.
3.
to form (the letters of a text) into a secret message by rearranging them.
4.
to rearrange (the letters of a text) so as to discover a secret message.

Origin:
1580–90; probably < Middle French anagramme < Neo-Latin anagramma. See ana-, -gram1

anagrammatic [an-uh-gruh-mat-ik] , anagrammatical, adjective
anagrammatically, adverb
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anagram (ˈænəˌɡræm)
 
n
a word or phrase the letters of which can be rearranged into another word or phrase
 
[C16: from New Latin anagramma, shortened from Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein to transpose letters, from ana- + gramma a letter]
 
anagrammatic
 
adj
 
anagram'matical
 
adj
 
anagram'matically
 
adv

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anagram
transposition of letters in a word so as to form another, 1580s, from Fr. anagramme, from Gk. anagrammatizein "transpose letters," from ana- "up, back" + gramma (gen. grammatos) "letter."
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