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A design feature that is carried forth from the original version of a product in order to make people feel comfortable with the new device. For example, the click sound on a digital camera comes from an audio clip; however, the original sound was the actual shutter opening and closing. Spokes on hubcaps are skeuomorphs, whereas spokes on early automobile wheels were necessary. Pronounced "skew-uh-morf." See flat UI.

From the Greek Words Skeuos and Morph
"Skeuos" and "morph" mean "tool" and "shape," and the term originally referred to adornments that came from earlier Greek structures. For example, a decorative carving on a new building might replicate a form on an ancient temple that was structural.

A Smartphone Skeuomorph
This iPhone wooden bookshelf motif was designed to use a familiar object to make people feel comfortable. Along with other skeuomorphs, it was eliminated in 2013 with iOS 7.

A Windows 8 Skeuomorph
This Windows 8 Paint menu uses a 3.5" floppy disk icon for its Save functions. In computer years, the floppy is now ancient, having had a lifespan from the 1970s to the end of the 1990s.
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There is tradition within the name of Bucherer, which helps in marketing for us, but we don't have the continuing history like Patek Philippe," Morf explains.
In addition, Tschanz, Morf, and Turner (1998) found that exploitativeness/entitlement showed lower correlations with the other narcissism factors in women than in men.
The NPI "has shown considerable evidence of construct validity and internal consistency" (Rhodewalt & Morf, 1995, p.
Although Emmons (1984) found that, with the exception of Exploitiveness/Entitlement, these dimensions correlated significantly and positively with self-esteem, others have not found consistently similar correlations between narcissism and self-esteem (Bushman & Baumeister, 1998; Rhodewalt & Morf, 1995).
Devon Morf, through his example, helped me to become the conscientious dietary consumer I am today.
It has been found that individuals with high self-esteem are better protected against negative effects of failure (Rhodewalt, Morf, Hazlett, & Fairfield, 1991; Tice, 1991).
The categories of classification are also distinct, meaning they have high within-group homogeneity and high between-group heterogeneity (Hair, Anderson, Tatham, & Black, 1998; Morf, Miller, & Syrotuik, 1976; Thomas & Watson, 2002).
By contrast, a specific attribution style of overt narcissists in regard to negative events has not been found in previous studies (Hartouni, 1992, Rhodewalt & Morf, 1995).
Pod pojmom morf podrazumijevaju se razliciti fizicki ostvaraji nekoga morfema u povrsinskoj postavi, a za prikaz, predocenje toga morfema u dubinskoj postavi uzima se morf koji se smatra osnovnim ili temeljnim (Markovic 2012: 38) i iz kojega se glasovnim promjenama uz primjenu pravila mogu izvesti svi njegovi alomorfi u hrvatskome jeziku (v.
Morf, "Finite grating depth effects for integrated optical sensors with high sensitivity," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Vol.
Chennai, June 11 -- MORF INDIA LIMITED, an ISO certified and CRISIL rated public limited company in water purification and sewage treatment industry has entered in to a brand licensing agreement with Electrolux Home Products Inc, one of the world's leading companies in home appliances.