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AMORPHOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amorphous mean? 

AMORPHOUS (adjective)
  The adjective AMORPHOUS has 3 senses:

1. having no definite form or distinct shape
2. lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
3. without real or apparent crystalline form

  Familiarity information: AMORPHOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMORPHOUS (adjective)


Sense 1amorphous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having no definite form or distinct shape

Synonyms:

amorphous; formless; shapeless

Context examples:

amorphous clouds of insects / an aggregate of formless particles / a shapeless mass of protoplasm

Similar:

unformed (not having form or shape)


Sense 2amorphous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies

Synonyms:

amorphous; unstructured

Similar:

inorganic (lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms)


Sense 3amorphous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Without real or apparent crystalline form

Synonyms:

uncrystallised; uncrystallized; amorphous

Context examples:

an amorphous mineral / amorphous structure

Similar:

noncrystalline (not crystalline)


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