1904, in geology; see anamorphosis + -ic. Cinematographic use dates from 1954.
with respect to steady advancement from 1 form of system to a different
- pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system
whenever talking about DVD flicks, anamorphic is an ability enabling a film to re-size and squeeze into the TV. This enables for much better quality and a much better watching experience with all TVs. DVDs as well as other discs using this function mention Anamorphic or Anamorphic Widescreen somewhere from the field.