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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.
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(Geological Science) of, relating to, or caused by anamorphosis or anamorphism
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an•a•mor•phic(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 system; "an anamorphic lense"|
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