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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amorphous  \A*mor"phous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?;  'a  priv.  +  ?  form.] 
  1.  Having  no  determinate  form  of  irregular;  shapeless. 
  --Kirwan. 
 
  2.  Without  crystallization  in  the  ultimate  texture  of  a  solid 
  substance;  uncrystallized. 
 
  3.  Of  no  particular  kind  or  character;  anomalous. 
 
  Scientific  treatises  .  .  .  are  not  seldom  rude  and 
  amorphous  in  style.  --Hare. 
  --  {A*mor"phous*ly},  adv  --  {A*mor"phous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amorphous 
  adj  1:  having  no  definite  form  or  distinct  shape;  "amorphous  clouds 
  of  insects";  "an  aggregate  of  formless  particles";  "a 
  shapeless  mass  of  protoplasm"  [syn:  {formless},  {shapeless}] 
  2:  lacking  the  system  or  structure  characteristic  of  living 
  bodies  [syn:  {unstructured}] 
  3:  without  real  or  apparent  crystalline  form  "an  amorphous 
  mineral";  "amorphous  structure"  [syn:  {uncrystallized}] 




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