I. noun 1. a distorted projection or drawing which appears normal when viewed from a particular point or with a suitable mirror or lens. 2. [ mass noun] — the process by which anamorphic images are produced. II. derivatives anamorphic adjective
– origin early 18th cent.: from Greek anamorphōsis ‘transformation’, from ana- ‘back, again’ + morphosis ‘a shaping’ (from morphoun ‘to shape’, from morphē ‘shape, form’).