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a·mor·phous

 (ə-môr′fəs)
adj.
1. Lacking physical form or shape.
2. Lacking organization; formless: "He helped me turn a deeply felt but amorphous idea into a coherent narrative" (James S. Hirsch).
3. Lacking a crystalline structure: Glass is an amorphous material.

[From Greek amorphos : a-, without; see a-1 + morphē, shape.]

a·mor′phous·ly adv.
a·mor′phous·ness n.

amorphous

(əˈmɔːfəs)
adj
1. lacking a definite shape; formless
2. of no recognizable character or type
3. (Chemistry) (of chemicals, rocks, etc) not having a crystalline structure
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek amorphos shapeless, from a-1 + morphē shape]
aˈmorphism n
aˈmorphously adv
aˈmorphousness n

a•mor•phous

(əˈmɔr fəs)

adj.
1. lacking definite form; having no specific shape: amorphous clouds.
2. of no particular kind or character; indeterminate; unorganized: an amorphous style.
3. (of a mineral) without crystalline structure.
4. Chem. not crystalline.
[1725–35; < Greek ámorphos shapeless. See a-6, -morph, -ous]
a•mor′phous•ly, adv.
a•mor′phous•ness, n.
a•mor′phism, n.

a·mor·phous

(ə-môr′fəs)
1. Not made of crystals. Glass is an amorphous substance.
2. Lacking definite form or shape.

amorphous

- Something amorphous has no real shape or is irregularly shaped—like pudding; an amorphous solid lacks the perfect ordered structure of crystals. Other examples are glass, polymers, and rubber.
See also related terms for rubber.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amorphous - having no definite form or distinct shapeamorphous - having no definite form or distinct shape; "amorphous clouds of insects"; "an aggregate of formless particles"; "a shapeless mass of protoplasm"
unformed - not having form or shape; "unformed clay"
2.amorphous - lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
inorganic - lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
3.amorphous - without real or apparent crystalline formamorphous - without real or apparent crystalline form; "an amorphous mineral"; "amorphous structure"
noncrystalline - not crystalline

amorphous

amorphous

adjective
Having no distinct shape:
Translations
amorfa
amorfan
アモルファス
amorfaamorfs

amorphous

[əˈmɔːfəs] ADJamorfo

amorphous

[əˈmɔːrfəs] adj
[mass, shape] → informe
[group] → amorphe

amorphous

adjamorph, strukturlos, formlos; style, ideas, play, novelstrukturlos, ungegliedert; (Geol) → amorph

amorphous

[əˈmɔːfəs] adjamorfo/a

a·mor·phous

a. amorfo-a, sin forma.
References in classic literature ?
He was supremely happy, perched like an amorphous bundle on the high stool, with his head thrown back, his eyes fixed on the opposite cornice, and his lips wide open, sending forth, with all his might, impromptu syllables to a tune of Arne's which had hit his fancy.
This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
Bixiou, who had never seen any other hat on Poiret's head, dreamed of it and declared he tasted it in his food; he therefore resolved, in the interests of his digestion, to relieve the bureau of the sight of that amorphous old hat.
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Fundamentals of Amorphous Solids: Structure and Properties
These characterization methods are only used for evaluating the degree of orientation of crystallites and crystallinity in films, although actual properties of these films, such as elasticity, stiffness, and heat stability may be affected with the degree of orientation of amorphous chains and the oriented amorphous fractions in polymers [6-12].