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Perception and Imaging, 4th Edition by Richard D. Zakia

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The Morphics

Biomorphic, Isomorphic, Anthropomorphic, Zoomorphic, Theriomorphic, Mechanomorphic, Anamorphic, Polymorphic, Amorphic

“Saguaro Cacti Couple, Arizona” © Jennifer Steensma.

The word morphic is from the Greek word morphos, which means “form” or “shape.” I recall giving a lecture on what I called “The Morphics” and having a Korean student inquire in private, “What does the word morphic mean?” I said that it simply meant form. She then politely advised, well, why didn’t I use that word instead of morph? (Morph was not in her Korean/English dictionary.) I thanked her and used her suggestion in subsequent lectures.

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