Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


1. An ornament carved in low relief.
2. A moving or still picture consisting of two slightly different perspectives of the same subject in contrasting colors that are superimposed on each other, producing a three-dimensional effect when viewed through two correspondingly colored filters.

[From Late Latin anaglyphus, carved in low relief, from Greek anagluphos : ana-, ana- + gluphein, to carve; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·glyph′ic, an′a·glyp′tic (-glĭp′tĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Photography) photog a stereoscopic picture consisting of two images of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, in two complementary colours, usually red and cyan (green-blue). When viewed through spectacles having one red and one cyan lens, the images merge to produce a stereoscopic sensation
2. (Art Terms) anything cut to stand in low relief, such as a cameo
[C17: from Greek anagluphē carved in low relief, from ana- + gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve]
ˌanaˈglyphic, ˌanaˈglyphical, anaglyptic, ˌanaˈglyptical adj
anaglyphy n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈæn ə glɪf)

an ornament sculptured or embossed in low relief.
[1645–55; < Greek anáglyphos wrought in low relief. See ana-, glyph]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


A carving or ornament in bas-relief.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaglyph - moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposedanaglyph - moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, stereo - two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together
2.anaglyph - anything carved in low reliefanaglyph - anything carved in low relief  
cameo - engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
glyptic art, glyptography - carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to that, there is an area where visitors can familiarise themselves with some three-dimensional technologies that require the use of special glasses: polarised, anaglyph (red and cyan) and Chromadepth.
Resources used in the HEM Multimedia resources Objective Animations with Helping understand the dynamic process GeoGebra carried out to create constructions Helping students visualize their first 3D mathematical objects and work with them 3D images to watch (vectors, straight lines in space and planes) with anaglyph glasses Improving the use of various registers of representation Interactive GeoGebra Proposing construction activities so that applets students can explore, conjecture, generalize Activities with feedback Helping students master calculation techniques through instant feedback
Her published collections of poetry include Anthesis: Sonnets from the Stanford Years 1983-87, Balance: Sonnets of Chicago, Anaglyph: Sonnets of Variance, and Eyes of Rain: Poems of San Francisco.
Some techniques for generating the different left and right perspective include color multiplexing (anaglyph), polarization, time multiplexing, time sequencing, and location multiplexing [33].
Due to the limitations of current binocular display technology, inappropriate disparities, such as the excessive crossed disparity, will cause visual discomfort when the viewers are perceiving the stereoscopic impression in the stereoscope system, including anaglyph 3D, polarized 3D, and active shutter system.
The red/green anaglyph glasses play an essential role in the Worth four-dot test, and the function of it is to dissociate right and left eyes.
Anaglyph images based on different depth maps extracted by various methods are shown in Fig.
10 shows the red-cyan anaglyph from stereo images, where red represents image of the right camera and cyan represents image of the left camera.
"THE THIRD IMAGE" kicked off with the 1935 3-D version of the Lumieres' L'arrivee d'un train en gare de La Ciotat, a remake of one of cinema's founding moments that uses the anaglyph process to model the planes of the image in relief.
Enlarged anaglyph (stereo view) photos were taken in 1863 after the Second Battle of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Va.
One method for achieving an in-text 3-D effect is the production of an anaglyph, a composite photograph made up of two superimposed images shot in contrasting colors.