Anaglyph meaning

ănə-glĭf
An ornament carved in low relief.
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A moving or still picture consisting of two slightly different perspectives of the same subject in contrasting colors that are superimposed on each other, producing a three-dimensional effect when viewed through two correspondingly colored filters.
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An ornament, as a cameo, carved in low relief.
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A photograph made up of two slightly different views, in complementary colors, of the same subject: when looked at through a pair of corresponding color filters, the picture seems three-dimensional.
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A decorative ornament worked in low relief or bas relief, such as a piece of cameo jewelry.
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A matched pair of images designed to produce a three-dimensional effect when viewed using spectacles that have usually one red and one bluish-green lens, corresponding to the colors of the pairs of images.
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Origin of anaglyph

  • From Late Latin anaglyphus carved in low relief from Greek anagluphos ana- ana- gluphein to carve gleubh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἀναγλυφή (anaglyphē, “work in low relief ”); from ana- up + glyphein carve out

    From Wiktionary