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anamorphoscope

an·a·mor·pho·scope
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-uh-mawr-fuh-skohp]
    • /ˌæn əˈmɔr fəˌskoʊp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-uh-mawr-fuh-skohp]
    • /ˌæn əˈmɔr fəˌskoʊp/

Definitions of anamorphoscope word

  • noun anamorphoscope an optical device, such as a cylindrical lens, for correcting an image that has been distorted by anamorphosis 3
  • noun anamorphoscope a special lens or mirror for making images normal again after distortion by anamorphosis 3
  • noun anamorphoscope a curved mirror or other optical device for giving a correct image of a picture or the like distorted by anamorphosis. 1
  • noun anamorphoscope A mirrored device which gives a correct image of an anamorphosis. 0

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Origin of anamorphoscope

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
First recorded in 1880-85; anamorpho(sis) + -scope

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Parts of speech for Anamorphoscope

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

anamorphoscope popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

anamorphoscope usage trend in Literature

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