a compound lens or system of lenses that compresses the camera image in the horizontal direction during filming, so that a wide-screen image can fit on the width of conventional 35-mm film.
a similar system used in projection that horizontally expands the compressed image back to its original wide-screen aspect ratio.
a component in the optical system of a film projector for converting standard 35mm film images into wide-screen format
metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth’s surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals. Historical Examples The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the zone of anamorphism. The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith In Brazil, the ores have undergone close folding and anamorphism. The Economic Aspect of Geology C. […]
a curved mirror or other optical device for giving a correct image of a picture or the like distorted by . noun an optical device, such as a cylindrical lens, for correcting an image that has been distorted by anamorphosis
a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror. the method of producing such a drawing. Zoology, Entomology. the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution of a group of organisms. (in […]
. a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. Historical Examples The elephant, panther and tiger found in the forests of Anam. Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World John B. Alden The people of Anam Proper are evidently of Mongol extraction. The Catholic World; Volume I, […]