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morph

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noun \ˈmȯrf\

Definition of morph

  1. 1a :  allomorphb :  a distinctive collocation of phones (such as a portmanteau form) that serves as the realization of more than one morpheme in a context (such as the French du for the sequence of de and le)

  2. 2a :  a local population of a species that consists of interbreeding organisms and is distinguishable from other populations by morphology or behavior though capable of interbreeding with themb :  a phenotypic variant of a species

Origin and Etymology of morph

back-formation from morpheme


First Known Use: 1947


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morph

verb

Definition of morph

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change the form or character of :  transform

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo transformation; especially :  to undergo transformation from an image of one object into that of another especially by means of computer-generated animation

Examples of morph in a sentence

  1. The picture of a dog morphed into a picture of a cat.

  2. Using the new software, we morphed a picture of a dog into a picture of a cat.

  3. a quiet college student who has morphed into a glamorous actress

  4. He is trying to morph himself into a different person.

Origin and Etymology of morph

short for metamorphose


First Known Use: 1982

Other Computer-Related Terms


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morph

abbreviation

Definition of morph


morph-

combining form
variants: or

morpho-

Definition of morph-

  1. 1 :  form morphogenesis

  2. 2 :  morpheme morphophonemics

Origin and Etymology of morph-

German, from Greek, from morphē


-morph

noun combining form

Definition of -morph

  1. :  one having (such) a form isomorph

Origin and Etymology of -morph

International Scientific Vocabulary, from -morphous


MORPH Defined for English Language Learners


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morph

verb

Definition of morph for English Language Learners

  • of an image on a screen : to gradually change into a different image

  • : to change gradually and completely from one thing into another thing usually in a way that is surprising or that seems magical


Medical Dictionary

morph

abbreviation

Medical Definition of morph



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