morphing


morphing

noun

  1. the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.

noun

  1. Linguistics. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment.Compare allomorph(def 2).
  2. Biology. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.

verb (used with object)

  1. to transform (an image) by computer.

verb (used without object)

  1. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.

noun

  1. a computer technique used for graphics and in films, in which one image is gradually transformed into another image without individual changes being noticeable in the process

noun

  1. linguistics the phonological representation of a morpheme

noun

  1. biology any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species

verb

  1. to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
  2. to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or characterhe morphed from nerd into pop icon

noun

  1. a morphed image

as a noun, in biology, 1955; as a verb, in cinematic special effects, c.1987, short for metamorphosis. Related: Morphed; morphing. Earlier it was a slang shortening of morphine (1912).

  1. A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.

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