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.
In the dramatic change of shape, the strands of a flagellum slide past each other.
Since [an] ellipsoid is nothing more than a simple deformation of a sphere, we wanted to see what effect that change of Shape would have on the packaging efficiency," Torquato explains.