metamorphic metamorphic  /ˌmɛ tə ˈmɔr fɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
  2. (adj) characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance

Usage(s):

  1. In his pilgrimage through the metamorphic landscape, Goat-Boy re-enacts some of the known episodes of the life of Christ.
  2. While it puts some limit upon his metamorphic talent, he is able still to twist his face into many a contorted grin and to slobber frequently with sorrow.
  3. It was to this enveloping character of metamorphic fantasy that Mir responded.

News

  1. Evolutionary art reveals superhero upbringings

    Don't miss these dramatic images that show the metamorphic rise of popular superheroes in a different light. [Read more]        
    on July 23, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Barbie May Need a Second Job

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Barbie and Ken haven't been spotted in the Hamptons this summer, but don't expect Barbie to pressure Ken to sell their Corvette anytime soon. After a metamorphic 400% increase since 2009 lows, shares in Mattel are down nearly 7% after missing earnings expectations. Apparently, Barbie's A-list appeal isn't what it once was, based on the reported 12% decline in sales. At 54 ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  • "In 2005, we expect to see ever more complex worms and viruses in the wild, incorporating complex behavior: polymorphic worms, metamorphic worms and worms that make use of entry-point obscuration. For example, SpyBot.KEG is a sophisticated...
    on Jun 10, 2005 By: Bruce Schneier Source: ZDNet

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