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What is an Anagram?

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anagram (AN-uh-gram)

noun: A word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase.

verb: To rearrange letters in such a way. To anagrammatize.

example: The word lemon is an anagram of melon.

origin: From Greek anagrammatismos, ana- (up, again, back, new) + -gram (letter).

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