I know palindrome is the term for a word that works backwards and forwards, but is there a similar term for a word that can be flipped/reversed and remain the same?

For example, the word SWIMS or the number 6009.

closed as off-topic by Mitch, tchrist Aug 10 '18 at 20:44

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  • This has nothing to do with English Language or Usage. This is about glyph shapes in typography. Next, model trains? – John Lawler Mar 26 '12 at 14:31
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    This question is probably better asked on Puzzling.SE – Mitch Aug 10 '18 at 19:44
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    Why is this closed as offtopic? Asking for the English word for a concepts is 90% of the questions I see here. Every one of the related topics I see is "Word for ___" or "Is there a term for ___" – trlkly Oct 10 '18 at 3:10

The examples, SWIMS and 6009, aren't the same upside down, so I assume you mean under a 180 rotation. I've always heard them referred to as rotational ambigrams.

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