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1. Relating to, having, or producing different optical imaging effects along mutually perpendicular radii: an anamorphic lens.
2. Of or relating to a widescreen film or video that has been converted to a storage format with a lower aspect ratio by shrinking the image only along the horizontal axis in order to minimize loss of resolution: an anamorphic DVD for widescreen televisions.

[ana- + -morph + -ic.]

an′a·mor′phism (-fĭz′əm) n.


(Geological Science) of, relating to, or caused by anamorphosis or anamorphism


(ˌæn əˈmɔr fɪk)

1. Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other: an anamorphic lens.
2. of or pertaining to anamorphosis.
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Adj.1.anamorphic - pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another
2.anamorphic - pertaining to a kind of distorting optical systemanamorphic - pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system; "an anamorphic lense"
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