Meaning of AMORPHOUS in English



Pronunciation: ə - ' mo ̇ r-f ə s

Function: adjective

Etymology: Greek amorphos, from a- + morph ē form

Date: circa 1731

1 a : having no definite form : SHAPELESS <an amorphous cloud mass> b : being without definite character or nature : UNCLASSIFIABLE <an amorphous segment of society> c : lacking organization or unity <an amorphous style of writing>

2 : having no real or apparent crystalline form <an amorphous mineral>

– amor · phous · ly adverb

– amor · phous · ness noun

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