anamorphosis /ˌanəˈmɔːfəsɪs/


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


– origin early 18th cent.: from Greek anamorphōsis ‘transformation’, from ana- ‘back, again’ + morphosis ‘a shaping’ (from morphoun ‘to shape’, from morphē ‘shape, form’).

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