Friday, July 12, 2013

Random Word of the Day: Amorphous



English
Etymology

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

Adjective

amorphous (comparative more amorphous, superlative most amorphous)


  •     lacking a definite form or clear shape


        E.g :The enormous pile of spaghetti landed on the floor in an amorphous heap.


  •     being without definite character or nature

  •     lacking organization or unity

    (physics) in the non-crystalline solid state of a typically crystalline solid.
    (set theory, of a set) infinite and not the disjoint union of two infinite subsets

Derived terms


  •     amorphism

  •     amorphously


Synonyms


  •     formless

  •     shapeless

2 comments:

Katz Tales said...

Like blobby ghosts :-)

sully86 said...

katz tales: Ohhhh my!! that gives the the shivers thinking about it!!

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