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

Origin of anamorphic

First recorded in 1900–05; anamorph(ism) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for anamorphic

wry, gnarled, colored, perverted, askew, awry, cockeyed, anamorphic

British Dictionary definitions for anamorphic



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

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

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