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Anamorphism vs. Unfold

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  • Anamorphism (noun)

    a generalization of the list-producing unfolds known from functional programming to arbitrary abstract data types that can be described as final coalgebras

  • Unfold (verb)

    To undo a folding.

    "to unfold a map; to unfold a tablecloth; she unpacks the new dress and unfolds it carefully"

  • Unfold (verb)

    To turn out; to happen; to develop.

  • Unfold (verb)

    To reveal.

  • Unfold (verb)

    To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.

    "to unfold one's designs;"

    "to unfold the principles of a science"

  • Unfold (verb)

    To release from a fold or pen.

    "to unfold sheep"

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  • Anamorphism (noun)

    A distorted image.

  • Anamorphism (noun)

    A gradual progression from one type to another, generally ascending.

  • Unfold

    To open the folds of; to expand; to spread out; as, to unfold a tablecloth.

  • Unfold

    To open, as anything covered or close; to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development; to display; to disclose; to reveal; to elucidate; to explain; as, to unfold one's designs; to unfold the principles of a science.

  • Unfold

    To release from a fold or pen; as, to unfold sheep.

  • Unfold (verb)

    To open; to expand; to become disclosed or developed.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Anamorphism (noun)

    the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes

  • Anamorphism (noun)

    metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals

  • Anamorphism (noun)

    a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner

  • Unfold (verb)

    develop or come to a promising stage;

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

  • Unfold (verb)

    open to the view;

    "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"

  • Unfold (verb)

    extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;

    "Unfold the newspaper"

    "stretch out that piece of cloth"

    "extend the TV antenna"

  • Unfold (verb)

    spread out or open from a closed or folded state;

    "open the map"

    "spread your arms"

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