Meaning of AMORPHOUS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈmȯr-fəs ]


Etymology: Greek amorphos, from a- + morphē form

Date: circa 1731


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.