Meaning of MORPH in English

— morphic , adj.

/mawrf/ , n.

1. Ling. a sequence of phonemes constituting a minimal unit of grammar or syntax, and, as such, a representation, member, or contextual variant of a morpheme in a specific environment. Cf. allomorph (def. 2).

2. Biol. an individual of one particular form, as a worker ant, in a species that occurs in two or more forms.


3. to transform (an image) by computer.


4. to be transformed: morphing from a tough negotiator to Mr. Friendly.

[ 1945-50; back formation from MORPHEME, or independent use of -MORPH ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .