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Meaning of "zoomorphic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZOOMORPHIC

zoomorphic  [ˌzəʊəʊˈmɔːfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZOOMORPHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zoomorphic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ZOOMORPHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zoomorphic

Zoomorphism

Zoomorphism is the shaping of something in animal form or terms. Examples include: ▪ Art that imagines humans as non-human animals ▪ Art that portrays one species of animal like another species of animal ▪ Art that creates patterns using animal imagery, or animal style ▪ Deities depicted in animal form, such as exist in ancient Egyptian religion ▪ Therianthropy: the ability to shapeshift into animal form ▪ The tendency of viewing human behaviour in terms of the behaviour of animals, analogous to anthropomorphism, which views animal behaviour in human terms The word derives from the Greek ζωον, meaning animal, and μορφη, meaning shape or form.

Definition of zoomorphic in the English dictionary

The definition of zoomorphic in the dictionary is of or relating to the conception or representation of deities in the form of animals. Other definition of zoomorphic is of or relating to the use of animal forms or symbols in art, literature, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZOOMORPHIC


actinomorphic
ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
anamorphic
ˌænəˈmɔːfɪk
anthropomorphic
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk
automorphic
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪk
biomorphic
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk
dimorphic
daɪˈmɔːfɪk
dysmorphic
dɪsˈmɔːfɪk
geomorphic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmɔːfɪk
holomorphic
ˌhɒləˈmɔːfɪk
homeomorphic
ˌhɒmɪəˈmɔːfɪk
homomorphic
ˌhɒməˈmɔːfɪk
hypomorphic
ˌhaɪpəˈmɔːfɪk
isomorphic
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
meromorphic
ˌmɛrəʊˈmɔːfɪk
mesomorphic
ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
metamorphic
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk
monomorphic
ˌmɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
pleomorphic
ˌpliːəˈmɔːfɪk
polymorphic
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk
pseudomorphic
ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɔːfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZOOMORPHIC

zoom
zoom in
zoom lens
zoom out
zoomagnetic
zoomagnetism
zoomancy
zoomania
zoomantic
zoometric
zoometrical
zoometry
zoomorph
zoomorphism
zoomorphy
zoon
zoonic
zoonite
zoonitic
zoonomic

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZOOMORPHIC

ectomorphic
enantiomorphic
endomorphic
ergatomorphic
geographic
homoeomorphic
hydromorphic
hystricomorphic
idiomorphic
isodimorphic
ophiomorphic
ornithomorphic
Orphic
panidiomorphic
protomorphic
skeuomorphic
theriomorphic
trimorphic
xenomorphic
xeromorphic
zygomorphic

Synonyms and antonyms of zoomorphic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zoomorphic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZOOMORPHIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

兽形
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zoomorfas
570 millions of speakers

English

zoomorphic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

zoomorphic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حيوانية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зооморфные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zoomórficas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

zoomorphic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zoomorphe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zoomorphic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zoomorph
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

動物形の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수형 신의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zoomorphic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

zoomorphic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விலங்குருவான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झूमॉर्फिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hayvan şeklinde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zoomorfa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zoomorficzne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зооморфні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zoomorf
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωόμορφα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zoomorphic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zoomorphic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Zoomorphic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zoomorphic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOMORPHIC»

The term «zoomorphic» is regularly used and occupies the 78.107 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOMORPHIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZOOMORPHIC»

Discover the use of zoomorphic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zoomorphic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Zoomorphic: New Animal Architecture: New Animal Architecture
This is an examination of contemporary building design inspired by animals, showing the various ways in which organic and animal forms inform the architectural ones, either for structural or symbolic reasons, or sometimes purely by accident ...
Hugh Aldersey-williams, 2003
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Celtic Beasts: Animals Motifs and Zoomorphic Design in ...
Courtney Davis, text by Dennis O'Neill and Courtney Davis Meet mythical serpents, shapeshifters, and other fantastic creatures whose origin can be traced back to the earliest northern European civilization.
‎1999
3
Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Miniature Figures in Eurasia, ...
These papers explore the function, morphology, materiality, technology, ritual function, and context of figurines, whether made of clay, wood, metal, stone, bone or shell.
Dragos Gheorghiu, Ann Cyphers, 2010
4
From Ireland Coming: Irish Art from the Early Christian to ...
A more creative and architectural variation of the beast and snake motif involves the use of zoomorphic mouldings. Chevron mouldings may be formed of the bodies of snakes, as at the Nuns' Church at Clonmacnois (Fig. 7), Tuamgraney ( Co.
Colum Hourihane, 2001
5
Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts: ...
Culture Type of object Fe Ni Cu Ag Sn Sb Au Pb Ag/Au Number Quimbaya Pin head 0.02 — 0.9 16.5 nd nd 82.3 nd 0.20 705 lD Quimbaya Stopple of a vessel 0.02 — 14.9 7.4 0.01 0.01 77.6 nd 0.09 17465 Quimbaya Zoomorphic bead 0.02  ...
David A. Scott, Pieter Meyers, 1994
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The Archaeomusicology of the Ancient Near East
Sura 27 6 246 Plate 25, large zoomorphic h/re. Ur 37 246 Plate 26, large zoomorphic h/re. S tone relief 297 247 Plate 27, large zoomorphic h/re 277 247 Plate 28, large zoomorphic h/re 302 248 Plate 29, large rtanding lye fro/n Irchali 329 249 ...
Richard J. Dumbrill, 2005
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The Quoit Brooch Style and Anglo-Saxon Settlement: A Casting ...
It may hence follow that zoomorphic and geometric designs are subject to the same restriction. This may be regarded as additional support for the view that these two classes of decoration are based on non-discrete categorisation (see section ...
Seiichi Suzuki, 2000
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Cognitive Foundations of Grammar
But, as already indicated in the preceding discussion, there are other models — notably the zoomorphic model, which takes the bodies of animals as a structural template for spatial orientation. Instances of the zoomorphic model have been ...
Institute of African Studies University of Cologne Bernd Heine Professor of Linguistics, 1997
9
Cultures in Contact: From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean ...
of the houses at Kiiltepe/karum Kanesh II contained zoomorphic vessels in the form of complete animal figures and of animal heads (figs. 2, 3).19 Each ofthe former has a prominent spout in the middle ofits back, whereas the latter are either ...
Joan Aruz, 2013
10
Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the ...
348-350, 428-430, 562-565 vessel stands, zoomorphic, 333-36 Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin bronze strip, decorated, 200 bucket and bowl, decorated, 252 bull's-head protome, 327, 329n.5 cauldron attachments, 28—29n. 4, 263nn.1, ...
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Oscar White Muscarella, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZOOMORPHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zoomorphic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nazca Lines: 3D Imaging reveal forms of new geoglyphs
Of the largest images includes a zoomorphic form that stretches about 20 meters long. The geoglyphs are expected to be from the late phase of the Paracas ... «Peru this Week, Jul 15»
2
Fatal Attraction: Obsession, Aversion, and the Femme Fatale of …
Judean Pillar Figurines are not normally found with cultic objects (with the exception of zoomorphic figurines) nor are they disproportionally found with ground ... «The Bible and Interpretation, Feb 15»
3
Fine Majolica at Auction
Oils, condiments, and spirits were served in zoomorphic containers. Americans discovered majolica at the Centennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia in ... «Maine Antique Digest, Feb 15»
4
A woman, a pipe and a lot of local history
Most often used in ceremonial and ritual smoking events, effigy pipes are typically zoomorphic (animal) or anthropomorphic (human). Zoomorphic pipes are ... «University at Buffalo Reporter, Jan 15»
5
Cult fiction: Pagan relics don't mean Tel Burna was temple to Baal
In a corner of the courtyard they found two ceramic masks, some plaque figurines and zoomorphic (animal-shaped) vessels, apparently of Cypriot origin, judging ... «Haaretz, Nov 14»
6
Two Imposing Maya Cities Uncovered in Southern Mexico
The site's most extraordinary find was a zoomorphic doorway resembling a monster's open jaws — a cosmological symbol of life's origins. A stela from lagunita. «Hyperallergic, Aug 14»
7
Two ancient Mayan Cities recently discovered in Campeche
According to information provided by the Academy, the most striking feature of Lagunita is a zoomorphic monument depicting the gaping maw of a Mayan earth ... «The Yucatan Times, Aug 14»
8
Two ancient Maya sites discovered in southern Mexico
The zoomorphic façade at Lagunita does not come as a surprise, considering that Becán, the largest site in the Río Bec zone, is only 15 km away. What has not ... «Past Horizons Archaeology News, Aug 14»
9
Cape Town fires up its art engine
Their zoomorphic Beast Feast collection was a sellout at Design Miami, one-offs going for anything up to $75000, including a reindeer fur sofa with bronze camel ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Feb 14»
10
Screen/Print #7: Horizonte
Though today we could attempt, with some earnestness, to define the Snake as a 'duck,' the inflatable precedes Learning from Las Vegas, and its zoomorphic ... «Archinect, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Zoomorphic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/zoomorphic>. Jun 2020 ».
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