change of shape


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Noun1.change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
contortion, deformation - the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
convolution - the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
angulation - the act of making angulate (having corners)
bending - the act of bending something
elongation - the act of lengthening something
enfolding, involution - the action of enfolding something
corrugation - the act of shaping into parallel ridges and grooves
folding, fold - the act of folding; "he gave the napkins a double fold"
indentation - the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
jutting, jut, protrusion, projection - the act of projecting out from something
broadening, widening - the act of making something wider
narrowing - the act of making something narrower
References in classic literature ?
While the two were reclining in their chamber, Venus wishing to discover if the Cat in her change of shape had also altered her habits of life, let down a mouse in the middle of the room.
I have no wish to weary your Highness by dwelling on the sad thoughts which accompanied my change of shape, but it may interest you to hear that the next morning my host went out early to do his marketing, and returned laden with the sheep's heads, and tongues and trotters that formed his stock in trade for the day.
As a result, the absorbed energy causes a change of shape in the electron density of the sample molecule, and the STM then measures that change of shape.