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Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other.
of, relating to, or created by anamorphosis or .
of, relating to, or caused by anamorphosis or anamorphism

1904, in geology; see anamorphosis + -ic. Cinematographic use dates from 1954.


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  • Anamorphism

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