metamorphosis metamorphosis  /ˌmɛ tə ˈmɔr fə səs/


  1. (n) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
  2. (n) a striking change in appearance or character or circumstances
  3. (n) a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft


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  1. After the change of management, the metamorphosis of the TV channel from a staid, educational channel to an aggressive, entertainment channel was astounding .
  2. The metamorphosis of the leader to a blood thirty tyrant is the stuff authors write about how power corrupts absolutely.
  3. The corporate honcho left behind his four thousand dollar suit and metamorphosed into a spartan monk of the Himalayas.


  1. Immigration reform may flip U.S. demographics in next generation

    The United States may be on the verge of its next demographic metamorphosis.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. New IRI Report Examines the Convenience Store Channel

    The convenience store channel has long been a destination for immediate consumption purchases. However, the channel is undergoing a bit of a metamorphosis these days. Competition is heating up as convenience stores are pitted against other channels, particularly dollar and drug channels, for share of spending.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "All I'm seeing is the metamorphosis of a top-notch goaltender in this league," Rangers coach Tom Renney said. "He's still evolving."
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Tom Renney Source: ESPN

  2. "Terrorists are undergoing a dangerous metamorphosis from technological clods relying on fanaticism to skilled tacticians," Kupperman warned in a 1988 op-ed article in The New York Times, written with journalist Jeff Kamen.
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Robert H Kupperman Source: Forbes

  3. "In the last three weeks, the Legislature has shown a metamorphosis," Paterson said in the AP interview from his office in the Capitol.
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: David Paterson Source: Forbes

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