(An`a*gog"ics) n. pl. Mystical interpretations or studies, esp. of the Scriptures. L. Addison.
(An"a*go`gy) n. Same as Anagoge.
(An"a*gram) n. [F. anagramme, LL. anagramma, fr. Gr. back, again + to write. See Graphic.]
Literally, the letters of a word read backwards, but in its usual wider sense, the change or one word or
phrase into another by the transposition of its letters. Thus Galenus becomes angelus; William Noy
(attorney-general to Charles I., and a laborious man) may be turned into I moyl in law.
(An"a*gram), v. t. To anagrammatize.
Some of these anagramed his name, Benlowes, into Benevolus.
(An`a*gram*mat"ic An`a*gram*mat"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. anagramtique.] Pertaining to, containing,
or making, an anagram. An`a*gram*mat"ic*al*ly, adv.
(An`a*gram"ma*tism) n. [Gr. : cf. F. anagrammatisme.] The act or practice of making
(An`a*gram"ma*tist), n. [Cf. F. anagrammatiste.] A maker anagrams.
(An`a*gram"ma*tize) v. t. [Gr. cf. F. anagrammatiser.] To transpose, as the letters of
a word, so as to form an anagram. Cudworth.
(An"a*graph) n. [Gr. a writing out, fr. to write out, to record; + to write.] An inventory; a record.
(||An"a*kim A"naks) n. pl. [Heb.] (Bibl.) A race of giants living in Palestine.
(A"nal) a. [From Anus.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the anus; as, the anal fin or glands.
(A*nal"cime) n. [Gr. 'an priv. + 'a`lkimos strong, 'alkh` strength: cf. F. analcime.] (Min.) A
white or flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite family, occurring in isometric crystals. By friction, it acquires a
weak electricity; hence its name.
(A*nal"cite) n. [Gr. 'analkh`s weak.] Analcime.
(An`a*lec"tic) a. Relating to analects; made up of selections; as, an analectic magazine.
(||An`a*lec"ta) n. pl. [Gr. 'ana`lekta fr. 'anale`gein to collect; 'ana` +
le`gein to gather.] A collection of literary fragments.
(||An`a*lem"ma) n. [L. analemma a sun dial on a pedestal, showing the latitude and meridian
of a place, Gr. 'ana`lhmma a support, or thing supported, a sun dial, fr. 'analamba`nein to take up;
'ana` + lamba`nein to take.]
1. (Chem.) An orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, the eye being supposed
at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon.
2. An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable
horizon or cursor; formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems.
3. A scale of the sun's declination for each day of the year, drawn across the torrid zone on an artificial