- a. (of optical device or image produced by it) magnifying or being magnified differently in two different directions; changing into a more complex form.♦ anamorphism, n. such geological change.
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anamorphic — (adj.) 1904, in geology; see ANAMORPHOSIS (Cf. anamorphosis) + IC (Cf. ic). Cinematographic use dates from 1954 … Etymology dictionary
anamorphic — [an΄ə môr′fik] adj. of or having to do with anamorphosis or anamorphism … English World dictionary
anamorphic — related to different optical imaging effects; refers to a method of intentionally distorting and creating a wide screen image with standard film, using a conversion process or a special lens on the camera and projector to produce different… … Glossary of cinematic terms
Anamorphic — F/A/V An optical system having different magnifications in the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image. VP A technique for capturing a 16:9 widescreen picture on standard 4:3 aspect ratio camera. Uses an eletronic process or a special… … Audio and video glossary
anamorphic — adjective Etymology: New Latin anamorphosis distorted optical image Date: circa 1925 producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image < an anamorphic lens > … New Collegiate Dictionary
anamorphic — an•a•mor•phic [[t]ˌæn əˈmɔr fɪk[/t]] adj. 1) opt having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other: an anamorphic lens[/ex] 2) gel of or pertaining to anamorphosis • Etymology: 1900–05 … From formal English to slang
anamorphic — adjective 1. pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another • Pertains to noun: ↑anamorphosis 2. pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system an anamorphic lense • Pertains to noun: ↑anamorphosis … Useful english dictionary
anamorphic — /an euh mawr fik/, adj. 1. Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other. 2. of, pertaining to, or created by anamorphosis or anamorphism. [1900 05; ANAMORPH(ISM) + IC] * * * … Universalium
anamorphic — adjective a) producing various optically distorted images b) of or relating to the gradual evolution of different types of organism See Also: anamorphism, anamorphosis … Wiktionary
anamorphic — an·a·mor·phic … English syllables