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morph1

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Pronunciation: /mɔːf
 
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verb

1Change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques: [with object]: the characters can be morphed on screen
More example sentences
  • Mortis knew she was caught when the small cat smoothly morphed into a woman.
  • The image morphed to show a snow covered street, facing some kind of large store.
  • It shows a kite morphing into a ship that sails from a river to the sea and changes into a magnificent galleon, then back into a kite.
1.1Undergo or cause to undergo a gradual process of transformation: [no object]: the cute moppet has morphed into the moody moll of the indie world
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  • We have over 400 pages which are constantly morphing.
  • I don't think they get enough credit for what they have morphed into.
  • The three actors all deliver superb performances morphing between characters with seamless ease.

noun

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1An image that has been morphed.
Example sentences
  • The sounds ushering from the two morphs on the screen weren't any better, though, and he couldn't block those out.
  • The digital morph can also play an important role in the sound dimension of the text.
1.1An instance of morphing an image.
Example sentences
  • A discrete morph can be thought of as an animation starting from the initial object and ending with the final object after a given number of the intermediate objects.
  • Loop format is especially suitable in the case of the author using digital morphs to program a text so that it progresses from one verse to another.
  • There's some stunning works, and an intriguing computer morph that shows how depictions of the Lord's face have changed over time.

Origin

1990s: element from metamorphosis.

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There are 2 main definitions of morph in English:

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morph2

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Pronunciation: /mɔːf
 
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noun

1 Linguistics An actual linguistic form: the present participle in English is always the morph ‘-ing
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  • When it deals with morphs and morphemes, morphology is known as morphemics.
2 Biology Each of several variant forms of an animal or plant.
Example sentences
  • Analysis of heterochronic processes associated with sexual dimorphism requires the arbitrary choice of a reference morph in the dimorphic pair.
  • In some cases, variation in reproductive strategies has led to alternative queen morphs.
  • The four females seen mating during two nesting attempts all remated with the same morph.

Origin

1940s: from Greek morphē 'form'.

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