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I've had a great metamorphosis in my life. I struggled for a number of years because I was identified with that image of the Seventies.
David Cassidy

Meaning of "metamorphosis" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD METAMORPHOSIS

Via Latin from Greek: transformation, from meta- + morphē form.
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PRONUNCIATION OF METAMORPHOSIS

metamorphosis  [ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfəsɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METAMORPHOSIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metamorphosis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES METAMORPHOSIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is a biological process by which an animal physically develops after birth or hatching, involving a conspicuous and relatively abrupt change in the animal's body structure through cell growth and differentiation. Some insects, amphibians, molluscs, crustaceans, cnidarians, echinoderms and tunicates undergo metamorphosis, which is usually accompanied by a change of habitat or behavior. Scientific usage of the term is exclusive, and is not applied to general aspects of cell growth, including rapid growth spurts. References to "metamorphosis" in mammals are imprecise and only colloquial, but historically idealist ideas of transformation and monadology, as in Goethe's Metamorphosis of Plants, influenced the development of ideas of evolution.

Definition of metamorphosis in the English dictionary

The first definition of metamorphosis in the dictionary is a complete change of physical form or substance. Other definition of metamorphosis is a complete change of character, appearance, etc. Metamorphosis is also a person or thing that has undergone metamorphosis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METAMORPHOSIS


amebiasis
əmiːˈbaɪəsɪs
anamorphosis
ˌænəˈmɔːfəsɪs
anthropomorphosis
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfəsɪs
apophasis
əˈpɒfəsɪs
candidiasis
ˌkændɪˈdaɪəsɪs
diocese
ˈdaɪəsɪs
elephantiasis
ˌɛlɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs
emphasis
ˈɛmfəsɪs
giardiasis
ˌdʒaɪɑːˈdaɪəsɪs
metastasis
mɪˈtæstəsɪs
metathesis
mɪˈtæθəsɪs
misemphasis
ˌmɪsˈɛmfəsɪs
overemphasis
ˌəʊvərˈɛmfəsɪs
paedomorphosis
ˌpiːdəˈmɔːfəsɪs
psoriasis
səˈraɪəsɪs
reemphasis
riːˈɛmfəsɪs
transgenesis
trænzˈdʒɛnəsɪs
trypanosomiasis
ˌtrɪpənəsəˈmaɪəsɪs
underemphasis
ˌʌndərˈemfəsɪs
urolithiasis
ˌjʊərəʊlɪˈθaɪəsɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METAMORPHOSIS

metamathematical
metamathematician
metamathematics
metamer
metameral
metamere
metameric
metameric segmentation
metamerically
metamerism
metamict
metamictisation
metamictization
metamorphic
metamorphically
metamorphism
metamorphist
metamorphose
metamorphoses
metamorphous

WORDS THAT END LIKE METAMORPHOSIS

affective psychosis
alphosis
cirrhosis
diagnosis
diorthosis
epanorthosis
gomphosis
homomorphosis
Korsakoff´s psychosis
kyphosis
metempsychosis
morphosis
organic psychosis
ornithosis
orthosis
psychosis
puerperal psychosis
sporotrichosis
theriomorphosis
trichosis
whosis

Synonyms and antonyms of metamorphosis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «METAMORPHOSIS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «metamorphosis» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of metamorphosis

Translation of «metamorphosis» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METAMORPHOSIS

Find out the translation of metamorphosis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of metamorphosis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «metamorphosis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metamorfosis
570 millions of speakers

English

metamorphosis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कायापलट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التحول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

метаморфоза
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metamorfose
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রুপান্তর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métamorphose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Metamorfosis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verwandlung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大変貌
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

변모
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metamorfosis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự hóa thân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருமாற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायापालट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başkalaşım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metamorfosi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metamorfoza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метаморфоза
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metamorfoză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταμόρφωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metamorfose
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metamorfos
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metamorfose
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metamorphosis

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METAMORPHOSIS»

The term «metamorphosis» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.992 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METAMORPHOSIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «metamorphosis» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «metamorphosis» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about metamorphosis

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6 QUOTES WITH «METAMORPHOSIS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word metamorphosis.
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Harold Brodkey
I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred.
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David Cassidy
I've had a great metamorphosis in my life. I struggled for a number of years because I was identified with that image of the Seventies.
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Albert Claude
For over two billion years, through the apparent fancy of her endless differentiations and metamorphosis the Cell, as regards its basic physiological mechanisms, has remained one and the same. It is life itself, and our true and distant ancestor.
4
Charles Fleischer
When you do a movie, you go to the location and get into your costume. It's part of your metamorphosis into your character, and it just made sense to do it.
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Cristina Saralegui
The talk show, as a genre, has been in decline for a while. It started with Jerry Springer, when the talk shows suffered a metamorphosis, going from the real and social issues to the hair-raising.
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Louie Schwartzberg
Metamorphosis has always been the greatest symbol of change for poets and artists. Imagine that you could be a caterpillar one moment and a butterfly the next.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METAMORPHOSIS»

Discover the use of metamorphosis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metamorphosis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Metamorphosis
Classic story of self-discovery, told in a unique manner by Kafka.
Franz Kafka, Martin Jarvis, Franz Kafka, 2008
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Metamorphosis
A classic allegory where Gregor Samsa wakes from troubled dreams, to find himself transformed into a horrible vermin
Franz Kafka, 2007
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Metamorphosis: On the Conflict of Human Development and the ...
First published in 1959, Metamorphosis remains one of the great works of developmental psychology of the past century.
Ernest G. Schachtel, 2013
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Metamorphosis: A Resource for Internal Argument
For further exploration by the reader, Metamorphosis includes lists of important books, documentaries and films relevant to the topics discussed in this book.
Luis Bernardo Mercado, 2010
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Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies
Profiles the development of certain insects and amphibians, including dragonflies and frogs, that begin life looking very different than during adulthood.
Bobbie Kalman, 2005
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The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and ...
This book starts off from a philosophical premise: nobody can be in the world unless they are born into the world.
Emmanuel Falque, 2012
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Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems
Posthuman Metamorphosis draws on Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway, Niklas Luhmann, Cary Wolfe, Mieke Bal, Katherine Hayles, Friedrich Kittler, and Lynn Margulis to read narratives of bodily metamorphosis as allegories of the contingencies of ...
Bruce Clarke, 2008
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Metamorphosis
This collection of twenty-one papers provides an up-to-date investigation of metamorphosis, particularly in insects and amphibians.
British Society for Developmental Biology. Symposium, Michael Balls, Mary Bownes, 1985
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Animal Metamorphosis
This new volume of Current Topics in Developmental Biology covers recent progresses in our understanding of animal metamorphosis.
‎2013
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Metamorphosis: a graphic novel
Can Kabuki escape her captors before her former comrades track her down to silence her?
David Mack, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METAMORPHOSIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metamorphosis is used in the context of the following news items.
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Caitlyn Jenner's mother Esther struggles to grasp her daughter's …
Among many hugs, the trailers for the tell-all show the mother and daughter discussing the metamorphosis at lengths. 'I'm still the same person ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Backyard fun at the Bakken Museum with the Kitchen Pantry Scientist
The subject is metamorphosis. Ponds and lakes become the perfect place to scope out tadpoles. Scoop up a few and put them in a habitat that ... «KARE, Jul 15»
3
What Is the Line Between Cultural Respect and (Mis)appropriation?
Her metamorphosis from Eugenia Petersen to Eugenia Labunskaia to Jane to Indra Devi to Mataji and back to Indra is the stuff of fantasy, yet ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
4
In Brentwood, a young house with an old soul
... not be quite as old as it looks, but it has stood witness to the incredible metamorphosis of Brentwood from country town to suburban enclave. «The Tennessean, Jul 15»
5
Stylewatch: you'll never guess who this Oscar winner is
So not only has Swinton completed the ultimate metamorphosis from otherworldly beauty to basic bitch, she has proved herself deft with ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Flow arts crawl has helped reframe Minneapolis' North Side
“The theme is metamorphosis. There'll be caterpillars turning into butterflies, and flags representing all the people who live here now,” he said. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
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Artist's latest collection reflects positive outlook
Shed signals a metamorphosis, change, a gradual casting off.” Last summer, she presented that collection to the public. “Some people had a ... «Ravalli Republic, Jul 15»
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Xbox One To Get Keyboard And Mouse Support Soon
... but you can be sure that the Xbox One could very well go through a metamorphosis in a sense where it might be much closer to a traditional ... «Ubergizmo, Jul 15»
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Joe Satriani Takes You Track by Track Through His New Album …
For Shockwave, he's dissolving; he's going through a metamorphosis. He's saying, 'What if there is nothing after this?'" “Somebody loaned me ... «Guitar World Magazine, Jul 15»
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The enduring truth of Kafka's Metamorphosis
Edward Watson as Gregor Samsa and Laura Day as Grete Samsa in Metamorphosis at the Royal Opera House in 2011. Photograph: Tristram ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Metamorphosis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/metamorphosis>. Dec 2019 ».
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