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Deformation  n.  
The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.
Transformation; change of shape.

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"Deformation" Quotes from Famous Books

... precluding the possibility of naming and classifying him in the moral as one might in the animal kingdom. But short-comings of language, which finally seemed not to detract from a definite inheritance of good breeding, touched his personality as a physical deformation might, adding to it certainly no charm, yet from its pathological aspect not without a species of fascination, for a ...
— At Fault • Kate Chopin

... carboniferous gods, and it seems to have been prepared by gentle hands and watched over with kindly care. Good crops of hay and grain were growing above their black remains, and rural life seemed to go on in the usual way. The shuffling and the deformation of the earth's surface which attended the laying down of the coal-beds is not anywhere evident. The hand of that wonderful husbandman, Father Time, ...
— Under the Maples • John Burroughs

... "but a world which has grown old quicker, and whose formation and deformation have been more rapid. Relatively, the organizing force of matter has been much more violent in the interior of the moon than in the interior of the terrestrial globe. The actual state of this cracked, twisted, and burst disc abundantly proves this. The moon and the earth were nothing but ...
— Jules Verne's Classic Books • Jules Verne

Words linked to "Deformation" :   change, contortion, shear, warping, modification, strain, impairment, deformational, deform, distortion, change of shape, alteration

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