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morph 1

An allomorph.

[From morpheme.]

morph 2

One of various distinct forms of a species (such as color variant) or of an organism during different parts of its life cycle.

[From Greek morphē, form, shape.]

morph 3

v. morphed, morph·ing, morphs
To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake.
To be transformed: "By morning all his hurt feelings had morphed into mischief" (Dana Adam Shapiro).

[Shortening of metamorphose.]


(Linguistics) linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
[C20: shortened form of morpheme]


(Biology) biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
[C20: from Greek morphē shape]


1. (Computer Science) to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
2. to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or character: he morphed from nerd into pop icon.
(Computer Science) a morphed image


1. a sequence of sounds or letters constituting the physical realization of a morpheme in a specific context.
2. Biol.
a. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
b. a locally distinct population of a polymorphic species.
3. to transform (an image) by computer.
4. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
[1945–50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph]
mor′phic, adj.


var. of morpho- before a vowel: morphallaxis.


a combining form meaning “form, structure,” of the kind specified by the initial element: isomorph.
[< Greek -morphos; see -morphous]


ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.morph - cause to change shape in a computer animation; "The computer programmer morphed the image"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.morph - change shape as via computer animation; "In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther"
contort, wring, deform, distort - twist and press out of shape


[mɔːf] Nmorfo m


[ˈmɔːrf] vise transformer
to morph into sth → se transformer en qch
References in periodicals archive ?
We hypothesized antipredator behavior would be reduced (that is, tolerance to possible threats would be higher) in the melanistic morph relative to the gray morph.
A new photo app, Morph Cafe, will auto-extract the person from the background.
Here are a few of the core technologies used to develop Morph Cafe: color image processing, augmented reality, digital media, mobile app design.
They first copy pictures of female Facebook users, morph it using basic tools available on Internet and then contact their target and threaten them to make these pictures public.
Morph was one of the first creations to come out of the world-famous Aardman animation studios - home of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
The Big Lunch - the UK's annual get together for neighbours - is challenging children to create a one-minute animation showing what Morph could bring to their Big Lunch.
Observations were conducted on a single day when 90 inflorescences were randomly chosen (30 from each morph, from different plants) and covered with a fine mesh bag at between 0700 h and 0800 h to exclude pollinators.
Candy, the free-range pony enjoying her retirement chatting to Morph
This study was designed to characterize the morphological characteristics of this putative short-winged morph and to investigate the mechanism controlling wing-length dimorphism.
The colourful collection of faceless visitors to Drayton Manor Theme Park were hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in morph suits.
The colourful collection of faceless visitors was hoping to smash the Guinness World Record for the most number of people gathered in one place wearing a morph suit yesterday.
One Morph was wearing a bikini, another sported wings and a third was dressed as a rap star.