• WordNet 3.6
    • adj deformational relating to or causing change in either shape or size of a material body or geometric figure
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Colored diamonds are caused by impurities such as nitrogen (yellow), boron (blue). With red diamonds being due to deformities in the structure of the stone, and green ones being the result of irradiation.
    • deformational Of or pertaining to deformation; tending to produce deformation.
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  • Cato The Elder
    “Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.”
  • John Webster
    John Webster
    “There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.”
  • John Ruskin
    “No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.”
  • Thomas Dekker
    Thomas Dekker
    “A mask of gold hides all deformities.”
  • Leon Blum
    Leon Blum
    “When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.”
  • Sir Max Beerbohm
    “It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.”


In literature:

He hated rudeness or discussion or insistence as he hated ugliness or deformity.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
It is a shame to me that an accident has deformed me.
"The Argosy" by Various
The knees are bent inward and backwards, the ankles deformed and thick, and the spinal column often bent forwards or to one side.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
Bad positions and tight or poorly-fitting clothing are common causes of flat chests, round shoulders, and other deformities.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
Its structures embrace nearly every known type of deformation.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
Recovery is often followed by cicatricial contraction leading to deformity of the face.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Deformity instead of grandeur ensues from over-compression.
"On the Sublime" by Longinus
Custom, considered in relation to deformity and beauty, i.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
One moment and the deformed girl starts apprehensively.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886." by Various
It is most frequently due to some deformity or diseased condition of the generative organs of the female.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce

In poetry:

Sudden the lightning's blast descends,
Deforms the ravag'd fields;
At once the various ruin blends,
And all resistless yields.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Though hellish smoke thy duties stain,
And sin deforms thee quite;
Thy Surety's merit makes thee clean,
Thy Husband's beauty white.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Though in ourselves deformed we are,
And black as Kedar's tents appear,
Yet, when we put thy beauties on,
Fair as the courts of Solomon.
"Hymn 66" by Isaac Watts
"Descend," she cries, "thou hated shower,
Deform my limpid waves to-day,
For I have chose a fairer hour
To take my fill of love and play!"
"The Halcyon" by William Shenstone
The sinful painter drapes his goddess warm,
Because she still is naked, being drest;
The godlike sculptor will not so deform
Beauty, which bones and flesh enough invest.
"Painting And Sculpture" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
AT first, when man received his form,
Nae sin nor guilt did him deform,
In Eden's garden free frae storm,
A lovely flower;
But soon became like a vain worm,
And lost his power
"The Loss Of Man's Happiness" by Susannah Hawkins

In news:

New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied.
"Tiny Tim," deformed by Cache Valley Virus.
(Though deformed morally and physically by living underground, his goblins consider themselves more refined than the humans above.
Memphis medical device start-up launches new surgical solution for 'hammertoe' deformity.
Memphis medical device start-up launches new surgical solution for ' hammertoe ' deformity.
Conditions and deformities (remember the man with the shriveled hand.
The animals' hooves were deformed or missing.
At times, multiple animals in a group have been reported limping and showing signs of hoof disease, such as deformed hooves or club hooves .
Fisherman say that the BP oil spill has caused an enormous amount of deformities in seafood, including eyeless shrimp.
In the pale blue glow seeping through the bathroom window, I could see something was horribly wrong, but the shocking enormity of my deformity wasn't revealed until I flipped the light switch.
Therefore, insulin has a direct action on erythrocyte deformability.
MEMS Optical is a supplier and manufacturer of both refractive (microlens arrays) and diffractive (beam shapers and beam splitters) micro optics and of MEMS devices such as scanning tilt micro mirrors and deformable mirrors.
Tinsley Mortimer's reality show is like a hideously deformed Edith Wharton story.
Experiments evaluated the method's stability, the solver 's execution time, how well the simulation preserved the catheter's curved tip, and the catheter deformation's realism.
They Can Answer Questions Relating to: Spine problems, spinal deformity, stenosis, spinal tumor, nonsurgical care.

In science:

We give their normal forms and miniversal tangential deformations (i.e., deformations among tangential families), and we describe the corresponding envelope perestroikas of small codimension.
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes
In we classified stable singularities of tangential family germs (under small tangential deformations, i.e. deformations among tangential families), and we proved that their envelopes are smooth or have a second order self-tangency.
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes
We give their normal forms and miniversal tangential deformations, and we describe perestroikas of small codimension occurring to envelopes of simple tangential family germs under small tangential deformations.
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes
The standard definition of versality of a deformation can be translated in the setting of tangential deformations. A tangential deformation F of a tangential family germ f is said to be versal if any tangential deformation of f is A -equivalent to a tangential deformation induced from F .
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes
Then every pparameter tangential deformation of it is equivalent to a tangential deformation of the form (ξ + t, ϕ + t2ψ), where ψ = ψ(ξ , t; λ) is a function germ (R2 × Rp , 0) → (R2 , 0).
Simple tangential families and perestroikas of their envelopes