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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

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.
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Finally, one feels that Nicholson sometimes overstates the amorphousness of the boundaries separating India's various philosophical schools in premodern India.
Schendel's Droguinhas, too, could easily have been included in Morris's 1968 "Anti-Form" exhibition for their amorphousness and process-oriented manufacture: however, to refer to Schendel as "a Post-Minimalist before the fact," as Smith does in her review (ibid.), is inherently problematic, as it assumes Schendel to be a stepping stone on the Hegelian path toward an apex of modern Western art.
at 20 (noting "the Model Rules are drafted with an amorphousness and ambiguity that render them virtually meaningless").
The amorphousness of the metropolis, paralleled by the storytelling technique of stream of consciousness, precludes the alcoholic from forming any persistent and coherent attitude towards the prevalent values of the city and keeps him from any position outside the domain, where he strives hard to live by writing martial arts and pornographic fiction for a few commercial newspapers.
In fact, it's not so much the length of the Act as its vagueness, incompleteness, and amorphousness that mark it as a new-fangled administrative statute, granting power to a few to rule according to their wisdom and with very little reference to the many's consent.
On the other hand, the voice's very amorphousness, combined with the fact that it issues from Athena, suggests that it could also represent her wisdom about the arts and sciences (Hawthorne 18).
Figure 4 describes the properties of mud in term of its amorphousness.
It is thus the case that, for Truffaut as for Malle before him (not to mention Jacques Demy, who cast a platinum blonde Moreau as a gambling addict in La bale des anges/Bay of Angels 1963), Moreau represents the challenge rather than the promise of sexuality, its amorphousness and potential instability as opposed to its open availability.
Of course it is all these things, but, despite (or because of) the amorphousness of the shapes it takes on here, it is cast both as prime analytical tool and the shifting ground to be analysed.
This faintly luminous shape that catches and reflects the light in its surroundings is really the amorphousness around the hole in the Real that the officer, along with the narrator and the reader, uses to give meaningful shape to whatever is phenomenally present in the room.
Stuart Curran points out the amorphousness of "song," and leaves it, as a category, out of his study on romanticism and form; yet in a later chapter he links up ballads and songs in terms of their shared "vernacular" qualities: Poetic Form and British Romanticism (New York: Oxford Univ.
Many scientists question whether bioresearch can ever be effectively regulated and controlled given its broadness, complexity, and amorphousness. Conversely, others are concerned that attempts to control varying research projects will hamper the imaginative impulse needed for critical life research.