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morph

[mȯrf]
(genetics)
An individual variant in a polymorphic population.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Morph

 

the minimal meaningful part of an utterance; a specific representation of a morpheme in a text; one of the variants of a morpheme with nonidentical elements, as in the Russian alternation:

(1) /nos/it’

(2) /nes/ti

(3) /nash/ivat’ [The above three infinitives all contain a morpheme having the basic meaning of “to carry” or “to wear.” Their meaning and usage differs according to their mode of action (in Russian, sposob deistviia; in German, Aktionsart).}

The choice of a morph depends upon its phonological or morphological environment and is subject either to the rules of complementary distribution, as in English plural formants /-s/, /-z/, and /-Iz/, or to the rule of free variation, as in Russian bel/oi/ sten/oi/bel/oiu/ sten/oiu/ (instrumental singular of belaia stena, “white wall“). The morphs of a single morpheme are known as its allomorphs.

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morphing

The gradual transforming of one image into another. Although the conversion may only take a second, all the interim stages are visible. Common morphing sequences are changing an inanimate object into an animal, such as from a car to a tiger. Morphing is also done with similar objects; for example, transforming one car model into another. The term comes from metamorphosis, which means a profound change.

Mark the Prominent Points
Morphing software works by marking the prominent points around the edges, tips and corners of the objects in the before and after images. The points are used to mathematically compute the in-between stages from one object to the other. See tweening.


Plotting the Points
The prominent points of both the before and after images are marked in Gryphon's Morph software, which computes all the in-between stages. (Image courtesy of Gryphon Software Corporation.)






A Morphing Sequence
This morphing was performed by Andover's VideoCraft program. The start, end and three in- between stages were captured for this example. (Images courtesy of Andover Advanced Technologies.)


A Morphing Sequence
This morphing was performed by Andover's VideoCraft program. The start, end and three in- between stages were captured for this example. (Images courtesy of Andover Advanced Technologies.)


A Morphing Sequence
This morphing was performed by Andover's VideoCraft program. The start, end and three in- between stages were captured for this example. (Images courtesy of Andover Advanced Technologies.)


A Morphing Sequence
This morphing was performed by Andover's VideoCraft program. The start, end and three in- between stages were captured for this example. (Images courtesy of Andover Advanced Technologies.)


A Morphing Sequence
This morphing was performed by Andover's VideoCraft program. The start, end and three in- between stages were captured for this example. (Images courtesy of Andover Advanced Technologies.)
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The results suggested that the morphs were accepted as legitimate ID photos often enough that they may be feasible as tools for committing fraud, especially in border control situations where the final acceptance decision is often made by a human operator.
45[degrees]-above view computer-animated stimuli: Since a predatory spider may be hunting in the vegetation somewhere above the courting male, we constructed 3-dimensional CAS that simulated the view a predator would see from a 45 angle above the T and G morphs performing phase I courtship displays.
Juvenile gray morphs often have a series of dark stripes or bands along the length of the ventral surface of the tail, which are obscured by the growth of other hairs as the squirrels age (Sharp, 1958).
The flowers are composed of 6 blue lilac tepals, persistent tepals fused along half their length into a perianth tube; the androecium consist of six stamens inserts at different levels, with long-, mid- and short-styled morphs (hereafter referred to as the L, M and S morphs, respectively), and a yellow mark or nectar guide on the upper middle lobe.
In the second experiment, this test was also used to determine differences in predation at differing perch heights and on differing perch diameters for each morph. The same randomization test was also used for each experiment to determine differences in predation rate on morphs, independent of the perch they were on.
Genetics of the short-winged morph.--Crossing between short-winged morphs of the Tsushima strain and long-winged morphs of the Okinawa albino strain produced a dark-colored [F.sub.1] generation with long wings (n > 150), indicating that the long-winged morph and pigmented body color are dominant traits.
Meet the Morphs walks are at 11am and 2pm today and August 10.
One Morph was wearing a bikini, another sported wings and a third was dressed as a rap star.
The skin that covers the compliant flame must be stiff enough to transfer aerodynamic forces to the internal structure, and flexible enough to stretch with the frame as it morphs to another shape.
In the present study, clay models of the common garter snake were used to test for a difference in attack frequency between adult and juvenile striped and melanistic garter snakes; such difference may indicate a difference in cryptic coloration between the two morphs. The research was performed on the shores of Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie, where polymorphic garter snake populations contain both striped and melanistic garter snakes.
The main difference between them is the Pro version provides key framing for defined paths for the morph dots to travel, which produces smoother morphs.