anamorphosis

anamorphosis
a) A distorted image of an object that may be viewed correctly from a specific angle or with a specific mirror
b) a form of limited metamorphosis in some arthropods
See Also: anamorphic

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  • Anamorphosis — is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. Ana morphosis comes from the Greek words meaning formed again. In other languages: αναμόρφωση (or… …   Wikipedia

  • anamorphosis — (n.) distorted projection or drawing that looks normal from a particular angle or with a certain mirror, 1727, from Gk. anamorphosis transformation, noun of action from anamorphoein to transform, from ana up (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + morphosis, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • anamorphosis — [an΄ə môr′fə sis, an΄əmôr fō′sis] n. pl. anamorphoses [an΄ə môrsēz΄] [Gr anamorphōsis, a forming anew < ana , again + morphoun, to form] 1. a technique of perspective to produce a distorted image that will look normal when viewed from a… …   English World dictionary

  • Anamorphosis — An a*mor pho*sis, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to form anew; ? again + ? to form; morfh form.] 1. (Persp.) A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anamorphosis — index distortion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Anamorphosis (EP) — Infobox Album Name = Anamorphosis Type = ep Artist = Drottnar Released = 2003 Recorded = 2003 Genre = Technical black metal Length = 20:54 Label = Momentum Scandanavia Producer = Reviews = Last album = Spiritual Battle (2000) This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • anamorphosis — /an euh mawr feuh sis, mawr foh sis/, n., pl. anamorphoses / seez , seez/. 1. a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror. 2. the …   Universalium

  • anamorphosis — [ˌanə mɔ:fəsɪs] noun a distorted image which appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens. ↘the process by which such images are produced. Derivatives anamorphic adjective Origin C18: from Gk anamorphōsis… …   English new terms dictionary

  • anamorphosis —   n. distorted image only recognisable if viewed through appropriate device; method of making such images; Biology, evolution by slow changes; Botany, abnormal change of shape.    ♦ anamorphoscope, n. device for viewing anamorphosis …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Anamorphosis (disambiguation) — Anamorphosis or anamorphism may refer to any of the following: *Anamorphosis, in art, the representation of an object as seen, for instance, altered by reflection in a mirror *Anamorphism, in computer science, is a concept from functional… …   Wikipedia

  • Anamorphosis (biology) — Anamorphosis or Anamorphogenesis refers to metamorphosis in Arthropoda that results in the addition of abdominal body segments, even after sexual maturity …   Wikipedia

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