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ANAMORPHISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anamorphism mean? 

ANAMORPHISM (noun)
  The noun ANAMORPHISM has 3 senses:

1. the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
2. metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals
3. a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner

  Familiarity information: ANAMORPHISM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANAMORPHISM (noun)


Sense 1anamorphism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

anamorphism; anamorphosis

Hypernyms ("anamorphism" is a kind of...):

evolution; organic evolution; phylogenesis; phylogeny ((biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms)


Sense 2anamorphism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("anamorphism" is a kind of...):

metamorphism (change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat of introduction of new chemical substances)

Antonym:

katamorphism (metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones)


Sense 3anamorphism [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

anamorphosis; anamorphism

Hypernyms ("anamorphism" is a kind of...):

copy (a secondary representation of an original)


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