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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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If destinations as varied as Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore should reassure those inimical to New Delhi's traditional monopoly in the driver's seat, the amorphousness of the current course cancels things out.
It can therefore be assumed that the addition of 10% of fine powdered Ti[O.sub.2] caused the destruction of the crystalline structure of the initial polymer and polymer blends and that is why amorphousness has increased.
Drawing on research with musicians, producers, critics, business figures, copyright specialists, and young audiences, the author analyzes popular music in contemporary Bulgaria and argues that the local music scene is characterized by the ideas of amorphousness, fluidity, and marginalization, rather than clearly defined structures.
(301) Yet, other judges have observed that class actions are a mere procedural device that leaves the "parties' legal rights and duties intact and the rules of decision unchanged." (302) These courts have therefore held that the "shift from multiple bilateral arbitrations to a single class arbitration does nothing to alter a defendant's potential aggregate liability." (303) Thus, the amorphousness of the class mechanism thwarts attempts to apply the intent theory to clause construction.
My own tentative solution to dealing with the conceptual amorphousness of motivation, noted at the head of this section, is to think of motivation as accounting for short-term changes in behavior.
Much of the early scholarship about the ADA was very critical of the amorphousness of the undue hardship provision.
In between, we get a febrile meditation on the excessive difficulty of looking at Art Garfunkel, who has only "approximate values in the observed spectrum." This visual amorphousness ungrounds the epistemology of the biographical gaze, rendering confident declarations such as "[he] is not a songwriter & really only an eccentric anomaly" tenuous.
Judith Nagata observes in her study on the amorphousness of Malay ethnicity in Penang that Chinese Muslim converts "lead a truly marginal social existence, not in the sense that they are unable to identify permanently with one group or another, but in the sense that they are not fully accepted by any community" (Nagata 1974, p.
The homogeneity and the resistant and counterhegemonic nature of this newly developed alternative media sphere is usually presumed, because it is part of a global sphere of "protest cultures" (on the "amorphousness" of protest cultures, see Markham, 2014).
[that] they understood fascism in different ways at different times speaks for the concept's vitality more than its amorphousness, because, as this book suggests, Japanese found the many meanings of fascism relevant to their reflecting on their own political anxieties and aspirations.
The amorphousness regions of the film are conductive for the nanoparticles to penetrate deeper into the polymer matrix and this results in more interactions between the functional groups of the polymeric film and nano-[Pr.sub.2][O.sub.3] particles, thereby imparting more homogenous nature of the film.
In contrast, he celebrates what she calls Plato's "typographical tropes" for chora, such as receptacle, amorphousness, sieve, imprinting, impressing, or infusion.