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anamorphic

[an-uh-mawr-fik]
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adjective
  1. Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other.
  2. of, relating to, or created by anamorphosis or anamorphism.
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Origin of anamorphic

First recorded in 1900–05; anamorph(ism) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for anamorphic

anamorphic

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

adj.

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

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