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Structural alteration of a mineral without change of chemical composition.

par′a·mor′phic (-fĭk), par′a·mor′phous (-fəs) adj.


(Minerals) a process by which the crystalline structure of a mineral alters without any change in its chemical composition
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The model is "paramorphic" (Hoffman's (1960) term conveying functional similarity) to the way in which the person integrates the subjective values of the components.
The paramorphic representation of clinical judgment.
"The paramorphic representation of clinical judgment", in Psychological Bulletin, 57:116-131, 1960
The paramorphic representation of clinical judgment: A thirty-year retrospective.
Estimating Risk Tolerance: The Degree of Accuracy and the Paramorphic Representations of the Estimate.
This is a paramorphic way of modelling, which is an input-output mapping of the judgment process under the premise that the material to be evaluated is perceptually salient.
A small kimberlite pipe at Beni Bouchera, Morocco has yielded fairly sharp, multi-centimeter-sized octahedral "crystals" of graphite paramorphic after diamond: presumably the rate of ascent in this particular pipe was slow enough to allow the crystallographic reorganization to take place (Bob Downs, personal communication, 2002).
"Comments on the Paramorphic Representation of Clinical Judgment." Psychological Bulletin 59 (1): 74-76.
Models which have the same subject an source are called homeomorphic and those which have a source which is different from the subject are called paramorphic (Harre [1970], Chapter 2).
Acanthite (paramorphic after argentite) has been known for some time in crystals to about 1 cm, but in 2000 the mine produced a few sharp, lustrous acanthite crystals to 3 cm, some of them on a matrix of pale-colored rhodochrosite.
This approach does not claim to provide a complete description of the judgment process, but is described as a "paramorphic mathematical representation that 'captures' aspects of the judgment process" (Cooksey, 1996, p.