change of shape

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n change of shape an action that changes the shape of something
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Usage

In literature:

I changed the shape of your ears and nostrils, and it might have affected your hearing or your breathing.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
They know that the air has also changed as much as the shape of the shores of Nope.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
He changed his shape into that of an old woman and he went amongst those who were making sport for Baldur.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
I felt myself changed to a shape of horror, and cursed my easy faith and blind credulity.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Under the bushes masses of star-shaped flowers changed into ripening strawberries.
"Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen" by Alexander Chodsko
The shape of the cartouch does not appear to have been changed.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
Now can there be any move in spine or ribs that would or could change the normal shape of the diaphragm?
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
The amoeba writhed and changed shape rapidly, while flashes of brilliant crimson played over the remaining eyes.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Changing shape rapidly, it threw out long streamers that writhed and twisted like the arms of an octopus.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Papillomas of the eyelids sometimes change to cancers and should be removed by taking out a wedge-shaped section of the eyelid.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

And every aspect, shape, and change
Of action, and of passion:
And known to him was all the range
Of feeling, taste, and fashion.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
An arena of yellow eyes
Watched the changing shape he cut,
Saw hoof harden from foot, saw sprout
Goat-horns. Marked how god rose
And galloped woodward in that guise.
"Faun" by Sylvia Plath
The shape of my living grows in the clear air:
The nerve's machine precision, the long hand
Empty of old skill, flexed knee aware
Of foot groping the changed, uncertain land.
"For 1939" by Paul Engle
"I have heard it said," she purred,
"That, with the greatest ease,
You change, in the twinkling of an eye,
Into any shape you please!"
"Of course I can!" the Ogre cried,
And a roaring lion stood at her side.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates
Now the slow light fills all the trees,
The world, before so still and strange,
With day's familiar presences,
Back to its common self must change,
And little gossip shapes of song
The porches of the morning throng.
"To A Bird At Dawn" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

The beer can 's shape was changed because of the Lime-a-Rita's success this summer.
I have been skeptical of iPad and iPhone styluses in the past, but the Alupen, a chunky , pencil-shaped, rubber-tipped pen arrived in the mail today, and it has changed my mind.
In February 2013, the size and shape of the molybdenum plume in Lincoln Park ground water will shrink because of changes in state standards.
This ancient monolith 's triangular shape and flat, north-facing side are just some of the reasons scientists think it was positioned on purpose to mark the changing seasons.
Refractive surgery is a general term for surgical procedures that can improve or correct your eye's focus by permanently changing the shape of the cornea.
As the Massachusetts Department of Public Health deliberates the exact shape of a rule change allowing industry-sponsored meals for physicians in speaker.
For the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Cat , a computerized curtain that changed shape during the show was a central element in that design.
The shape of city government in Sharon could change radically, if voters say "yes" to a ballot question on November 6.
Proposals to change the Social Security system are fast taking shape, and many of them call for substantial benefit cuts for young workers.
If Redistricting Changes The Shape of the State Legislature, The Issue Could Have New Life.
The moons have tidal forces on Mars (just like the way the moon pulls on the Earth to create the tides), changing the shape of the planet ever so slightly as they travel.
One of the spots on the cow in the state crest has been changed to the shape of a pig, a derogatory term for police.
Gulfstream partnered with Nasa to test the Quiet Spike retractable nose tip, which changes the shape of a traditional sonic boom pressure wave.
Custom Nail Solutions are removable, reusable nails that are made of an indestructible, high impact thermoplastic material that won't chip, break, crack or change shape.
This curve, known as the hockey stick because of its shape, represents an estimate of how the temperature of the earth's Northern Hemisphere has changed over the past millennium.
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In science:

Such robots consist of many modules that can move relative to each other, thereby changing the overall shape of the robot to suit different tasks.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Each crimp consists of two folds very close to each other, changing the shape of our construction only infinitesimally.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Figure 1 shows how the probe DOS g (ǫ) changes from that of a periodic band structure corresponding to the mean potential hVS (x)i to a semicircular shape as the amount of fluctuations measured by hW 2 i increases.
Random Scattering by Atomic Density Fluctuations in Optical Lattices
The role of the gain is to just increase uniformly the amplitude of the wavefunction without changing its shape.
Localized Random Lasing Modes and a New Path for Observing Localization
To simulate the change of the shape (morphological disorder) we consider that the QD is enlarged along the Z axis an amount δζ while its center stays on a regular lattice (see Fig. 2), where δζ is uniformly distributed with zero mean and width Wζ .
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
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