amorphous /əˈmɔːfəs/

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I. adjective

1. without a clearly defined shape or form

an amorphous, characterless conurbation.
2. lacking a clear structure or focus

an amorphous and leaderless legislature.
3.
[Mineralogy]
[Chemistry] (of a solid) not crystalline, or not apparently crystalline.

an amorphous polymer.
II. derivatives

1. amorphously
adverb


2. amorphousness
noun


– origin mid 18th cent.: from modern Latin amorphus, from Greek amorphos ‘shapeless’ (from a- ‘without’ + morphē ‘form’) + -ous.

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