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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.
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