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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.

[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 Indo-European roots.]

an′a·gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
an′a·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
an′a·gram′ma·tize′ (-ə-tīz′) v.
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Adj.1.anagrammatic - related to anagrams or containing or making an anagram
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In the closing of In the Wake, the conceit of wake, ship, hold, weather coheres precisely because the metaphors reveal the constant slippage of signifiers in tandem with anagrammatic repetition: a different yet distressing same.
Like Voldemort in the Harry Potter books, Sauron metaphorically denies his prior name and existence, burying it under his new name--though it could be argued that Voldemort does this at a more metonymic level, as his new name is merely an anagrammatic gloss on his birth name (Croft, "Naming" 158).
But to interpret The Trumpets of Jericho as some imprint of an untethered mind would be to disregard the acute control with which Ziirn wields her anagrammatic language (sensitively translated via alliteration, repetition, and word association by Christina Svendsen) and deploys her madness.
Rothfels noticed the frequency of unintentional anagrammatic tweets on Twitter, and developed a bot called Anagramatron that finds and retweets Twitter anagrams.
Scholem reconstructs the genesis of Benjamin's Angel from demonology, the Christian iconography of the Baroque, Jewish mysticism, anagrammatic poetic practice, and Benjamin's love life.
His artistic project can best be summarized in his self-declared goal to "make anagrammatic use of the world's plot matrix" (Samuels 1992: 4).
Anagrammatic permutations of his brother's name, as well as of antipsychotic drugs, demonstrate the book's most strident ardor: an old, nigh magical belief, that in rearranging every letter into every possible position one might find within the word that unspoken thing (some call it soul and some mind), that silence that abides in the midst of all life and which, in some of us, so dislodges the frame that should hold it, that we propel ourselves into the larger blank that death seems to promise.
17) Thomas Schestag's article "buk" offers an extreme example of this anagrammatic, associative mode of reading, as it pursues a series of phonetic and semantic associations that course through Celan's work.
By staring at a restaurant, cinema or retail product and the paper's critics' reviews would come into vision without all the hassle of reaching for the phone, wrote the 's anagrammatic correspondent Lois P Farlo.
However, the addition of non-thoroughbred bloodlines through his dam Anagrammatic should be noted, a method used to great effect in jumps pedigrees.
and discompose themselves before the eyes of the reader in a rhythmic, anagrammatic shuffling.
Suddenly Afraid" echoes the phrasing in "A Mown Lawn," separating the name "woman" from the condition of being a woman, but also foregrounds an anagrammatic play in the way the words after the colon approach asymptotically the word "woman"--the reader can infer this word from the failed attempts at writing it.