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Meaning of "zoomorphism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ZOOMORPHISM

zoomorphism  [ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ZOOMORPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Zoomorphism 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 ZOOMORPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

zoomorphism

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 zoomorphism in the English dictionary

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

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ZOOMORPHISM


amorphism
əˈmɔːfɪzəm
anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
hemimorphism
ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
heteromorphism
ˌhɛtərəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homoeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
hylomorphism
ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm
isodimorphism
ˌaɪsəʊdaɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
mechanomorphism
ˌmekənəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
perimorphism
ˌpɛrɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
skeuomorphism
ˌskjuːəˈmɔːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ZOOMORPHISM

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE ZOOMORPHISM

allomorphism
anamorphism
Buddhism
catastrophism
diastrophism
enantiomorphism
endomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
idiomorphism
paramorphism
pleomorphism
psephism
pseudomorphism
rheomorphism
sapphism
sexual dimorphism
sophism
theriomorphism
trimorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of zoomorphism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «zoomorphism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ZOOMORPHISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

动物形象
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zoomorphism
570 millions of speakers

English

zoomorphism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

zoomorphism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

zoomorphism
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зооморфизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zoomorphism
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

zoomorphism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zoomorphism
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zoomorphism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zoomorphismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

zoomorphism
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

zoomorphism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zoomorphism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

zoomorphism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடவுளுக்கு விலங்கின் பண்புகளை ஏற்றிக் கூறல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

झूमोरफीझम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zoomorphism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zoomorfismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zoomorphism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зооморфізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zoomorfism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

zoomorphism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zoomorphism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

zoomorphism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

zoomorphism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of zoomorphism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOMORPHISM»

The term «zoomorphism» is used very little and occupies the 176.415 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ZOOMORPHISM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «zoomorphism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «zoomorphism» 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 zoomorphism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ZOOMORPHISM»

Discover the use of zoomorphism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to zoomorphism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Examine the ways in which anthropomorphism and zoomorphism ...
Yann Martel’s novel, Life of Pi, follows the story of a boy known as Pi through a journey in which he is subjected whilst stuck on the Pacific Ocean.
Piers Henriques, 2011
2
George Eliot's Bestiary: Nineteenth-century Science, ...
This thesis will argue that George Eliot's first two novels, Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss, detail a method of viewing humans through a zoological lens in order to present a new, secular system of ethics.
Ryan Van Huijstee, 2006
3
Goats and Gods, Demons and Dogs: Zoomorphism in Salman ...
Salman Rushdie makes widespread use of bestial imagery in writings about the postcolonial subcontinent.
Michael John Gilmour, 2008
4
Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism
Wendy. Doniger. Ancient Indian Sanskrit texts are rich in anthropomorphism, projecting human qualities upon animals, but they more particularly abound in zoomorphism, imagining humans as animals. Anthropomorphism, though more ...
Lorraine Daston, Gregg Mitman, 2013
5
Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art
Anthropomorphism, though more common than zoomorphism, tells us comparatively little about animals; an anthropomorphic text assumes a basic identification, such as lion as king, and then, although the object of discourse is, theoretically, ...
Hope B. Werness, 2006
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Understanding Genocide : The Social Psychology of the ...
Zoomorphism. of. Human. Collective. Violence. R. B. Zajonc Sociobiology must be counted as one of the big ideas of our times. New understanding of some fundamental aspects of social behavior, such as cooperation, altruism, or dominance, ...
Chicago Leonard S. Newman Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Studies University of Illinois, Ralph Erber Chair of the Department of Psychology DePaul University, 2002
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The Macaque Connection: Cooperation and Conflict between ...
distraught queen as 'affectionately, as a great bull elephant in the wilderness might caress his cow wounded by the poisoned arrow of a hunter lurking in the forest'.11 Why is zoomorphism less common than anthropomorphism in premodern ...
Sindhu Radhakrishna, Michael A. Huffman, Anindya Sinha, 2012
8
On Hinduism
anskrit texts are rich in anthropomorphism, projecting human qualities upon animals, but they more particularly abound in zoomorphism, imagining humans as animals. Anthropomorphism, though more common than zoomorphism in India (as ...
Wendy Doniger, 2014
9
Journey into God's Word: Your Guide to Understanding and ...
Personification/anthropomorphism/zoomorphism. These three figures of speech are similar in that they attribute to one entity the characteristics of a totally different kind of entity. Personification involves attributing human features or human ...
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, 2005
10
Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies
stunning in itself and all the more stunning cumulatively, are interleaved with more philosophical discussions, each informing the other. There is a lot about anthropomorphism in this book, but little is said about its counterpoint, zoomorphism.
Aaron Gross, Anne Vallely, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ZOOMORPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term zoomorphism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lack of creativity in Taiwan mobile games getting worse
From cute versions of renowned warriors like Sun Wukong and Guan Yu, and the zoomorphism of historical strategists Zhuge Liang, to strapping ... «China Post, Jul 15»
2
Don't rock the multiracial boat, UN won't dance to Thailand's tune
... Guan Yu, and the zoomorphism of historical strategists Zhuge Liang, to strapping characterisations of the historical monk Xuanzang and sexualised depictions ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
3
If Jenner's a woman, then Rachel Dolezal is black
[Gerbasi, K. C., et al, "Furries from A to Z (Anthropomorphism to Zoomorphism)," Journal of Society and Animals 16, (Brill, 2008)]. Would the best course of action ... «WND.com, Jun 15»
4
Doing your dreamwork
... [sic] perspective on certain issues”) to zoomorphism (“To dream that you are changing into the form of an animal indicates that you are becoming less civilized, ... «Yale Daily News, Apr 15»
5
A little bit of monkey magic shows how art can liven up a city's dead …
Davoren's work is “driven by ideas that stem from zoomorphism” according to Art Lot's website, and creates a sort of mash-up of animalistic and humanoid ... «Irish Times, Apr 15»
6
Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane, book review
By contrast, Macfarlane praises the equally weird zoomorphism of The Peregrine by JA Baker, another damaged man working through his problems by ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
7
Rats may be disgusting, but it's people who have made the world …
... how we have transformed the world in ways that favour certain rodent pest species. Perhaps, in a strange zoomorphism, people can be the worst kind of rats. «The Guardian, Feb 15»
8
Human animals too are beasts of burden
Eksteen is interested in the human-as-animal; his work is a fusion of anthropomorphism and zoomorphism that is conceptually and visually unusual. «BDlive, Oct 14»
9
Vancouver art events. Memorial exhibition by Ted Godwin at Bau-Xi …
Ted Godwin Zoomorphism. Oil on canvas 82 x 60 in. **Bau-Xi Gallery opened in 1965 in Vancouver, BC to create a showcase for the many emerging and ... «Yareah Magazine, Mar 14»
10
Documentary realism contains the surreal, fantastical, grotesque
... the Survey catalogue, these figures effect both "a zoomorphism of human consciousness" and "an anthropomorphism of the animal form and visage"; that is, ... «BDlive, Jan 14»

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