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amorphous

 [ah-mor´fus]
having no definite form; shapeless.

a·mor·phous

(ă-mōr'fŭs),
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

/amor·phous/ (ah-mor´fus)
1. having no definite form; shapeless.
2. having no specific orientation of atoms.
3. in pharmacy, not crystallized.

amorphous

[əmôr′fəs]
Etymology: Gk, a, not, morphe, form
1 describing an object that lacks definite visible shape or form.
2 (in chemistry) a substance that is not crystalline.

amorphous

adjective Lacking a fixed shape; shapeless

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite form or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous

1. Of no particular shape or form.
2. Lacking distinct crystalline structure.

a·mor·phous

(ā-mōr'fŭs)
1. Without definite shape or visible differentiation in structure.
2. Not crystallized.

amorphous (āmôr´fus, əmôr´fus),

adj having no specific space lattice, the molecules being distributed at random.

amorphous

having no definite form; shapeless.
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As we have seen, the amorphousness of money was in the king's view matched by the polymorphy of those who manufactured and dealt it.
Finally, the amorphousness of racism has often been used to rebuff efforts to protect minority races.
A cascading roof of copper heightens the impression of organic amorphousness and marks out the building as a conspicuously contemporary addition to the fabric and life of the city.
The asymptotic amorphousness of the plan is telling.
he uses facts to support his statements, thus implying a belief in objective reality, as a novelist he strives for what Herzberger calls a "liquefying amorphousness," a past which is supple and tolerant of contradiction.
The diversity of the Biennial (curator Klaus Kertess referred to its amorphousness and multivalence) should have held great interest, but as actual display this exhibition couldn't hold my attention.
Social historians who take advantage of the cultural turn and its frequent amorphousness on class, risk appearing as outdated throwbacks, even by scholars who have also tired of the cultural emphasis.
This could be due to the increased polarity of the matrix (by increasing the VA content in case of EVA) that results in different levels of filler-polymer interaction and causing differing amount of amorphousness in the matrix.
Her intervention aims at clarifying "the particularity and possibility of a postcolonial critique" by developing a fuller, more discriminating conception of "the margin" (4-5), which reveals in turn the enabling aspects of postcolonial studies' amorphousness, indeterminate location and relentless self-scrutiny.
As section one of the essay argues, the enduring power of that metaphor no doubt resided in the very amorphousness of the we-consciousness it helped to create--a we-consciousness that could and sometimes did cross the borders of race and nation, if not (as we shall see) of gender.
228) But long-time observers of bureaucracies voice pessimism about whether the usual standards for promoting a policy of bureaucratic accountability can be effective in policing the activities of front-line workers, with the amorphousness of the workers' and the systems' goals and the impenetrability of workers' sequestered activities to supervisory control.