One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An image that has been morphed.
- ‘The sounds ushering from the two morphs on the screen weren't any better, though, and he couldn't block those out.’
- ‘The digital morph can also play an important role in the sound dimension of the text.’
- 1.1 An instance of morphing an image.
- ‘I expect if I was at school now I would be doing the project on the PC and could create an animation in which the morph occurs in one fluid movement.’
- ‘But, you know, I would play the entire action, that the other actor did, so that they could choose when and where, in post-production, the morph was going to start.’
- ‘Loop format is especially suitable in the case of the author using digital morphs to program a text so that it progresses from one verse to another.’
- ‘There's some stunning works, and an intriguing computer morph that shows how depictions of the Lord's face have changed over time.’
- ‘A discrete morph can be thought of as an animation starting from the initial object and ending with the final object after a given number of the intermediate objects.’
An actual linguistic form.‘the present participle in English is always the morph ‘-ing’’
- ‘When it deals with morphs and morphemes, morphology is known as morphemics.’
Each of several variant forms of an animal or plant.
- ‘In some cases, variation in reproductive strategies has led to alternative queen morphs.’
- ‘Starch was not detected in the pollen of any morph.’
- ‘Juveniles are gray or white, with the white morph more common.’
- ‘Analysis of heterochronic processes associated with sexual dimorphism requires the arbitrary choice of a reference morph in the dimorphic pair.’
- ‘The four females seen mating during two nesting attempts all remated with the same morph.’
1940s: from Greek morphē ‘form’.
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