What does anamorphosis mean?

anamorphosis meaning in General Dictionary

A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on an airplane or curved area which whenever seen from a certain point or as shown from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron appears regular plus proportion a deformation of a graphic

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  • the development of 1 form of system from another by a long group of steady modifications
  • a distorted projection or viewpoint; specially an image distorted in a way it becomes noticeable only once seen in an unique manner
  • A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a specific point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, seems regular as well as in proportion; a deformation of an image.
  • just like Anamorphism, 2.
  • A morbid or monstrous development, or modification of type, or deterioration.

anamorphosis meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"distorted projection or design that looks regular from a specific perspective or with a particular mirror," 1727, from Greek anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from anamorphoein "to transform," from ana "up" (see ana-) + morphosis, from morphe "form" (see Morpheus).


anamorphosis meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of a graphic on an airplane or curved surface, which, when seen from a specific point, or as shown from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, seems regular as well as in percentage; a deformation of a picture.

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  • (n.) Same as Anamorphism, 2.
  • (n.) A morbid or monstrous development, or modification of kind, or degeneration.