Etymology
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anamorphic (adj.)

1904, in geology in reference to certain metamorphic rocks; see anamorphosis + -ic. Cinematographic use dates from 1954 in reference to lenses to fit wide-screen pictures onto standard screens.

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Definitions of anamorphic

anamorphic (adj.)
pertaining to gradual evolution from one type of organism to another;
anamorphic (adj.)
pertaining to a kind of distorting optical system;
an anamorphic lense
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