anamorphic

[ an-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌæn əˈmɔr fɪk /

adjective

Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other.
of, relating to, or created by anamorphosis or anamorphism.

Nearby words

  1. anammelech,
  2. anamnesis,
  3. anamnestic,
  4. anamnestic reaction,
  5. anamniote,
  6. anamorphic lens,
  7. anamorphism,
  8. anamorphoscope,
  9. anamorphosis,
  10. ananas

Origin of anamorphic

First recorded in 1900–05; anamorph(ism) + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for anamorphic

anamorphic

/ (ˌænəˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or caused by anamorphosis or anamorphism
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Word Origin and History for anamorphic

anamorphic

adj.

1904, in geology; see anamorphosis + -ic. Cinematographic use dates from 1954.

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