a curved mirror or other optical device for giving a correct image of a picture or the like distorted by .
an optical device, such as a cylindrical lens, for correcting an image that has been distorted by anamorphosis
a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror. the method of producing such a drawing. Zoology, Entomology. the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution of a group of organisms. (in […]
. a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. Historical Examples The elephant, panther and tiger found in the forests of Anam. Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World John B. Alden The people of Anam Proper are evidently of Mongol extraction. The Catholic World; Volume I, […]
anan cloud, one of the Israelites who sealed the covenant after the return from Babylon (Neh. 10:26). Historical Examples This reply converted the looks of the inquirer into a stare of infinite solidity, accompanied with the word anan! The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I Tobias Smollett But Throckmorton stayed there on his knees and […]
noun a character in Caribbean folklore, a cunning trickster generally depicted as a spider with a human head; the subject of many Anancy stories, the character has its origins among the Ashanti of W Africa