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morphing

[mawr-fing] /ˈmɔr fɪŋ/
noun
1.
the smooth transformation of one image into another by computer, as in a motion picture.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90

morph

[mawrf] /mɔrf/
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)
3.
to transform (an image) by computer.
verb (used without object)
4.
to be transformed:
morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.
Origin
1945-50; back formation from morpheme, or independent use of -morph
Related forms
morphic, adjective
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Examples from the web for morphing
  • Lately, however, there are signs that public taste is morphing in his direction.
  • The standard channels of who writes history is morphing in the information age.
  • Watch subtle changes in these morphing images of the universe.
  • But words have a way of morphing with the times, and this one has.
  • Demonstrations in support of the judge swelled through the spring, soon morphing into a broad-based pro-democracy movement.
  • Apparently the reasons for that morphing are still up for debate.
  • There are techniques that would allow this, such as code morphing.
  • Moreover, there's plenty of time, since evolution uses a ratchet effect of developing a form and then morphing it for other uses.
  • We're playing around with stereotypes here, morphing them and taking them apart.
  • All artefacts of the morphing procedure are eliminated.
British Dictionary definitions for morphing

morphing

/ˈmɔːfɪŋ/
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
Word Origin
C20: from metamorphosis

morph1

/mɔːf/
noun
1.
(linguistics) the phonological representation of a morpheme
Word Origin
C20: shortened form of morpheme

morph2

/mɔːf/
noun
1.
(biology) any of the different forms of individual found in a polymorphic species
Word Origin
C20: from Greek morphē shape

morph3

/mɔːf/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo morphing
2.
to transform or be transformed completely in appearance or character: he morphed from nerd into pop icon
noun
3.
a morphed image
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Word Origin and History for morphing

morph

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).

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morphing in Science
morph
  (môrf)   
A phenotypically distinct form of an organism or species.
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Slang definitions & phrases for morphing

morph

noun
  1. Morphine (1912+ Narcotics)
  2. morphodite (1940s+)
verb

To change one image into another by a computer technique: One of the most popular techniques in TV ads has been to ''morph'' a Democratic rival into Clinton, employing special effects to have the candidate's face change into the President's/ One thing morphs into another before your very eyes (1990s+)

[fr Greek morphe, ''form'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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morphing in Technology

graphics
The animated transformation of one image into another by gradually distorting the first image so as to move certain chosen points to the position of corresponding points in the second image.
Compare tweening.
(1995-04-03)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for morphing

morph

  1. metamorphose
  2. morphine
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