anamorphism

Definitions of anamorphism
  1. noun
    a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
    synonyms: anamorphosis
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    type of:
    copy
    a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
  2. noun
    the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
    synonyms: anamorphosis
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    type of:
    evolution, organic evolution, phylogenesis, phylogeny
    (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
  3. noun
    metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals
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    Antonyms:
    katamorphism
    metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones
    type of:
    metamorphism
    change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
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