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morph 1

An allomorph.

[From morpheme.]

morph 2

One of various distinct forms of a species (such as color variant) or of an organism during different parts of its life cycle.

[From Greek morphē, form, shape.]

morph 3

v. morphed, morph·ing, morphs
To transform (an image) by computer: cinematic special effects that morphed the villain into a snake.
To be transformed: "By morning all his hurt feelings had morphed into mischief" (Dana Adam Shapiro).

[Shortening of metamorphose.]
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(Computer Science) a computer technique used for graphics and in films, in which one image is gradually transformed into another image without individual changes being noticeable in the process
[C20: from metamorphosis]
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(ˈmɔr fɪŋ)
the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.
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[ˈmɔːfɪŋ] N (Cine) → morphing m, mutación f con efectos especiales
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nMorphing nt
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Face morphing is a method used by fraudsters in which two separate identity photographs are digitally merged to create a single image that sufficiently resembles both people.
Hyderabad: Telangana police said that the two women who had levelled allegation of sexual abuse against Balka Suman, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti member of parliament, were involved in morphing a family photo of the lawmaker and circulating it in the media.
A few Congress leaders, including Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha, expressed anguish at the morphing of the photo, saying they had feared as much and shared the real picture showing Mukherjee standing upright along with the fake one.
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A facial morphing intervention may reduce skin cancer risk behaviors among young adults, according to a study published in the June issue of Body Image.
Local reports said he had confessed to morphing five images.
In Morph you play as an employee who's trying to escape the desk job by morphing reality to traverse different obstacles and solving puzzles to escape.
The colorfully illustrated "Magic Morphing Fairy Tales" series by David Burke is a remarkably original and effective method for the introductory teaching of foreign languages that is specifically designed for children ages 2 to 5.
Morphing aircrafts, as a broad range of air vehicles and vehicle components that can make shape transition with internal morphing devices, can adapt to multimission requirements [1].
Other than running malicious campaigns against several Pakistani journalists/activists, defencepk was also morphing photos to further its propaganda:
TEHRAN (FNA)- Engineers invented stretchable surfaces with programmable 3-D texture morphing, a synthetic 'camouflaging skin' inspired by studying and modeling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefish.
He played the morphing alien in 2008 episode The Day of the Clown.