amorphous

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄμορφος (amorphos) "without form, shapeless, deformed" (itself from α- (a-) "without" + μορφή (morphē) "form") + the English suffix -ous

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amorphous (comparative more amorphous, superlative most amorphous)

  1. lacking a definite form or clear shape
    The enormous pile of spaghetti landed on the floor in an amorphous heap.
  2. being without definite character or nature
  3. lacking organization or unity
  4. (physics) in the non-crystalline solid state of a typically crystalline solid.
  5. (set theory, of a set) infinite and not the disjoint union of two infinite subsets

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