amorphous

amorphous
[uh-mawr-fuh s]

Examples Word Origin
adjective
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 amorphous style; an amorphous personality.
3.
Petrography, Mineralogy. occurring in a mass, as without stratification or crystalline structure.
4.
Chemistry. not crystalline.
5.
Biology. having structural components that are not clearly differentiated, as the nuclear material in certain bacteria.

Origin of amorphous
Greek
1725-17351725-35; < Greek ámorphos shapeless. See a-6, -morph, -ous Related forms amorphously, adverb amorphousness, noun Synonyms 1, 2. shapeless, undefined; vague, anomalous. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.

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