- the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.
Origin of morphing
- Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment.Compare allomorph(def 2).
- Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.
- to transform (an image) by computer.
- to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
Origin of morph
Related Words for morphingtransform, alter, modify, contort, distort, deform, doctor, mutate, recast, wring, transmute
Examples from the Web for morphing
Contemporary Examples of morphing
As their grip loosens, the island, and particularly its capital city, is morphing into a fashionable, gorgeous hotbed of tourism.Palermo Is Not Just for the Mafia Anymore
August 18, 2014
It is a symptom of a morphing economy and a much more competitive global system.Fixing the Job Market
September 2, 2011
She was morphing into a sex symbol, and producers wanted to capitalize on her look.Jane Fonda’s New Biography: 14 Juicy Bits
August 23, 2011
For a year now, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and their minions have been warning that America is morphing into a police state.The Tea Party's Immigration Hypocrisy
April 30, 2010
A new poll shows how the wingnut fringe is morphing into rank-and-file Republicanism.The Scary, Growing GOP Fringe
February 3, 2010
- a computer technique used for graphics and in films, in which one image is gradually transformed into another image without individual changes being noticeable in the process
Word Origin for morphing
- linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme
Word Origin for morph
- biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
Word Origin for morph
- to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
- to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or characterhe morphed from nerd into pop icon
- a morphed image
Word Origin and History for morphing
as a noun, in biology, 1955; as a verb, in cinematic special effects, c.1987, short for metamorphosis. Related: Morphed; morphing. Earlier it was a slang shortening of morphine (1912).
- A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.