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  • Amorphous — A*mor phous, a. [Gr. ?; a priv. + morfh form.] 1. Having no determinate form; of irregular; shapeless. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] 2. Without crystallization in the ultimate texture of a solid substance; uncrystallized. [1913 Webster] 3. Of no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amorphous — Amorphous. См. Аморфный. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • amorphous — index indefinite, intangible, vague Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amorphous — (adj.) shapeless, 1731, from Mod.L. amorphus, from Gk. amorphos without form, shapeless, deformed, from a without + morphe form (see MORPHEUS (Cf. Morpheus)). Related: Amorphously; amorphousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • amorphous — [adj] without definite shape, character baggy, blobby, characterless, formless, inchoate, indeterminate, irregular, nebulous, nondescript, shapeless, unformed, unshaped, unstructured, vague; concepts 404,490 Ant. definite, distinct, distinctive,… …   New thesaurus

  • amorphous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without a definite shape or form. 2) technical not crystalline. ORIGIN from Greek a without + morph form …   English terms dictionary

  • amorphous — [ə môr′fəs] adj. [ModL amorphus < Gr amorphos < a , without + morphē, form] 1. without definite form; shapeless 2. of no definite type; anomalous 3. unorganized; vague 4. Biol. without definite or specialized structure, as some lower forms… …   English World dictionary

  • amorphous — adjective Etymology: Greek amorphos, from a + morphē form Date: circa 1731 1. a. having no definite form ; shapeless < an amorphous cloud mass > b. being without definite character or nature …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amorphous — amorphously, adv. amorphousness, n. /euh mawr feuhs/, adj. 1. lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless: the amorphous clouds. 2. of no particular kind or character; indeterminate; having no pattern or structure; unorganized: an… …   Universalium

  • amorphous — [[t]əmɔ͟ː(r)fəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is amorphous has no clear shape or structure. [FORMAL] A dark, strangely amorphous shadow filled the room. ...the amorphous mass of the unemployed. Syn: shapeless …   English dictionary

  • amorphous —    An anomalous, shapeless form, without crystalline structure. Amorphous materials have no sharply defined melting point, and surfaces of pieces that break have undulating surfaces like those of lumps of broken glass or of resin, both of which… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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