A ghostly shadow is an example of an amorphous shadow.
- without definite form; shapeless
- of no definite type; anomalous
- unorganized; vague
- Biol. without definite or specialized structure, as some lower forms of life
- not crystalline
Origin of amorphousModern Latin amorphus ; from Classical Greek amorphos ; from a-, without + morph?, form
- Lacking physical form or shape.
- Lacking organization; formless: “He helped me turn a deeply felt but amorphous idea into a coherent narrative” (James S. Hirsch).
- Lacking a crystalline structure: Glass is an amorphous material.
Origin of amorphousFrom Greek amorphos : a-, without; see a–1 + morph&emacron;, shape.
(comparative more amorphous, superlative most amorphous)
- lacking a definite form or clear shape
- 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
From Ancient Greek ἄμορφος (amorphos) "without form, shapeless, deformed" (itself from α- (a-) "without" + μορφή (morphē) "form") + the English suffix -ous
amorphous - Computer Definition
Unorganized or vague. A lack of structure. For example, the amorphous state of a bit on a rewritable optical disc means that the light from a laser beam will scatter and not be as reflective as a highly structured crystalline bit. Contrast with crystalline. See amorphous silicon, amorphous semiconductor, phase change disc and phase change memory.