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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.
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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
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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.
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a·mor·phous

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

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amorphous

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

amorphous

[əˈmɔːfəs] ADJamorfo
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amorphous

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

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

[əˈmɔːfəs] adjamorfo/a
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a·mor·phous

a. amorfo-a, sin forma.
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In this report, the global microbolometer market has been broadly classified on the basis of material into Vanadium Oxide (VOx), and Amorphous Silicon (a-Si), among others.
Nanometer-sized amorphous silicon NWs and films are predicted to have effective MEG within the solar spectrum range.
Its architecture, which is based on amorphous silicon design, can operate at rapid frame rates for advanced mammographic applications, the company said.
Nurbek Sydyk Uulu of Kyrgyzstan has won The Best Innovative Idea award for technologies of obtaining nano-sized amorphous silicon film and laser beam recording on it.
In some of the tablets, the pixels in the display are controlled by transistors made of a material called indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO), a promising replacement for the conventional amorphous silicon.
The reason is that the mobility of the polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) thin film is 10 to 100 times greater than that of the amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin film which has the mobility value less than 1[cm.sup.2]/V-s [2].
Crystalline silicon heterojunction (c-Si-HJ) solar cells with ultrathin intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (i-a-Si:H) passivation layers are an attractive crystalline silicon solar cell technology because they have low temperature coefficients (TCs) and high efficiencies [5-7].
In amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology, we deal with lower device performance compared to single crystal silicon.
He has co-authored several publications including “Determination of Drift Mobility and Lifetime for Dominant Change Carriers in Polycrystalline CuInSe2 by Photomixing,” “Effects of Deposition Conditions on Transport Properties of Intrinsic Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Carbide Investigated by the Photomixing Technique,” and “Structural Studies of Tungstate-Tellurite Glasses by Raman Spectroscopy and Differential Scanning Calorimetry.” Dr.