[ am-bi-gram ]

  1. a representation, typically of a word or number, that when viewed upside down or in mirror image forms the same word or number, or a different word or number, either coincidentally due to the natural form of the characters, as with “swims” or “dollop,” or intentionally, using calligraphy or graphic design.

Origin of ambigram

ambi- + -gram1; coined by U.S. cognitive scientist and physicist Douglas R. Hofstadter (born 1945) in his anthology Metamagical Themas (1985)

Words Nearby ambigram Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024