distorted shape


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n distorted shape a shape resulting from distortion
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In literature:

For twenty minutes he pored over them, when suddenly they commenced to take familiar though distorted shapes.
"Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
It was a grisly, hideous night, and all shapes were vague and distorted.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Terrible, formless shapes, vague figures, gigantic, monstrous, distorted, whirled at a gallop through his imagination.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
But its original shape was more distorted than ever, and Rob feared he had utterly ruined its delicate mechanism.
"The Master Key" by L. Frank Baum
That would block the vengeance that he saw shaping in the dank recesses of his distorted brain.
"The Barrier" by Rex Beach
Men, women and little children twisted and rolled, or lay awake, and weird and distorted shapes and fancies came in dreams.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
In like manner you may find alum-crystals, quartz-crystals, and all other crystals, distorted in shape.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
And don't under any circumstances, distort your figure into a grotesque shape.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Vapors were rising from the prairie, and objects, seen through them, assumed thin and distorted shapes.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
In fact, I did learn them in a somewhat distorted shape late last evening.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin

In news:

An iconic image of femininity or a distortion of womanhood, the hourglass figure we associate with Barbie has for half a century shaped debate about girls' attitudes about their bodies.
Designed by Tahmineh Javanbakht, the oblong-shaped enclosure magnifies and distorts an original Artecnica watch face.

In science:

The ‘sombrero’ shape near the K point is now noticeable, as is the distortion caused by the higher order tight binding terms which make the gap slightly narrower at the positive kx minimum.
The compressibility of graphene
Finally the BCU on LBT ASM calculate the required mirror shape to compensate for the GL atmospheric distortions. A calibration unit connected to a swing arm can be placed just below the ASM focus to calibrate the LGS WFS and align it with LUCI.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Since these atmosphere-induced distortions arise from turbulent structures in the air density, we can also expect spatial structures in the image shape distortions across the field which are associated with the turbulent structures.
Spurious Shear in Weak Lensing with LSST
In 2009, CLEO observed a distortion in the ηc (1S ) line shape in ψ ′ → γ ηc (1S ).
A Review of h_c(1P1), eta_c(1S) and eta_c(2S)
The ηc(1S ) line shape in the E 1 transition hc → γ ηc (1S ) should not be as distorted as in two-photon production at B−factories and in other charmonium decays, because nonresonant interfering backgrounds to the dominant transition are small.
A Review of h_c(1P1), eta_c(1S) and eta_c(2S)