noun, plural an·a·mor·pho·ses [an-uh-mawr-fuh-seez, -mawr-foh-seez] /ˌæn əˈmɔr fəˌsiz, -mɔrˈfoʊ siz/.
Examples from the Web for anamorphosis
The apparatus invented by M. Linde for producing the anamorphosis is shown in Figs. 10 and 11.
The second kind of anamorphosis is produced by the distortion of the picture in the sense of one of its dimensions.
The sun was setting, and its slanting rays caused the shadow to assume the appearance of an anamorphosis of ludicrous proportions.The Ape, the Idiot & Other People|W. C. Morrow
On this disc is fixed the picture from which it is desired to make an anamorphosis.
The curious fish-like object is simply the anamorphosis—the distorted projection—of a human skull.
British Dictionary definitions for anamorphosis
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- an image or drawing distorted in such a way that it becomes recognizable only when viewed in a specified manner or through a special device
- the process by which such images or drawings are produced
Word Origin for anamorphosis
Word Origin and History for anamorphosis
"distorted projection or drawing that looks normal from a particular angle or with a certain mirror," 1727, from Greek anamorphosis "transformation," noun of action from anamorphoein "to transform," from ana "up" (see ana-) + morphosis, from morphe "form" (see Morpheus).