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- noun In geology, that variety of metamorphism which takes place below the zone in which cavities may exist. It results in the production of new minerals under conditions of great pressure.
- noun Same as
anamorphosis, 2 and 3.
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- noun A distorted image.
- noun (Biol.) A gradual progression from one type to another, generally ascending.
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- noun computer science a
generalizationof the list-producing unfoldsknown from functional programmingto arbitrary abstract data types that can be described as final coalgebras
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- noun metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals
- noun a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
- noun the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
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The deeper zone in which anamorphism is preponderant is called the _zone of anamorphism_.
Huxley seems to use the term anamorphism in a sense differing from that of some writers.
Several of your remarks have interested me: I am, however, surprised at what you say versus "anamorphism" (33/4.
There is little in the process of anamorphism in the way of sorting and segregation which tends to enrich and concentrate the metallic ore bodies.
In Brazil, the ores have undergone close folding and anamorphism.
A given rock may be undergoing katamorphism while rocks on either side at the same depth are suffering anamorphism.
In other words, anamorphism tends toward the reproduction of igneous rocks, though it seldom fully accomplishes this result.
In the latter case anamorphism is necessary to recrystallize the carbon into the form of graphite.
Slate is a more dense and crystalline rock, produced usually by the anamorphism of clay or shale under pressure, and characterized by a fine cleavage which is usually inclined to the sedimentary bedding.
The phase of metamorphism dealing with the constructive changes in rocks, due to cementation, dynamic movements, and igneous influences, is called _anamorphism_.