anamorphoscope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From anamorphosis + -scope.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ænəˈmɔːfəskəʊp/

Noun[edit]

anamorphoscope (plural anamorphoscopes)

  1. A mirrored device which gives a correct image of an anamorphosis.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 280:
      The classical anamorphoscopes, he went on to explain, were mirrors, cylindrical or conical, usually, which when placed on or otherwise near a deliberately distorted picture, and viewed from the appropriate direction, would make the image appear “normal” again.