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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.
an′a·mor′phism (-fĭz′əm) n.
(Geological Science) intense metamorphism of a rock in which high-density complex minerals are formed from simpler minerals of lower density
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis. — anamorphic, adj.See also: Representation
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also anamorphosis. — anamorphic, adj.See also: Form
a distorted image of an object, as in anamorphic art. Also spelled anamorphosis, anamorphosy. — anamorphic, adj.See also: Art
gradual change in type, usually from a lower to a higher type. Also anamorphosis, (Obsolete) anamorphosy. — anamorphic, adj.See also: Biology
metamorphism from simple to more complex minerals, usually occurring deep beneath the earth’s surface. See also katamorphism, metamorphism. — anamorphic, anamorphotic, adj.See also: Geology
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|Noun||1.||anamorphism - the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes|
|2.||anamorphism - metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals|
metamorphism - change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
katamorphism - metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones
|3.||anamorphism - a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner|
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"