Meaning of AMORPHOUS in English


— 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 amorphous style; an amorphous personality.

3. Petrog. , Mineral. occurring in a mass, as without stratification or crystalline structure.

4. Chem. not crystalline.

5. Biol. having structural components that are not clearly differentiated, as the nuclear material in certain bacteria.

[ 1725-35; ámorphos shapeless. See A- 6 , -MORPH, -OUS ]

Syn. 1, 2. shapeless, undefined; vague, anomalous.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .