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amorphous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word amorphous

(adj) having no definite form or distinct shape
Synonyms : formless , shapeless
Example Sentence
  • amorphous clouds of insects
  • an aggregate of formless particles
  • a shapeless mass of protoplasm

(adj) lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
Synonyms : unstructured

(adj) without real or apparent crystalline form
Example Sentence
  • an amorphous mineral
  • amorphous structure

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for amorphous

In Greek 'morphe' means shape/form. So, amorphous(a + morph + ous) means 'without shape/shapeless'. Similarly 'morphing' means shaping(the original). 'Metamorphosis' = Change in form/nature
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by bookworm

amorphous = a[morf]us = on reversing morf become --> a+form+us i.e something without form.. or something lacking shape..
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by aka.bhagvanji

Alas! I can't creat any mnemonic for this word! Because the word 'Amorphous' has no distinct shape.
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by rizvi

morph= change shape amorphous = no shape
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by friendofafriend

amorphous-a+morp(marpu)+us....in telugu marpu means change in smthng...so the word itself says dat it is filled with a change or formless.
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by pramodkalvala

amoeba is amorphous in shape,,, ;P
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by saurabhkumar87

Remember MORPHEOUS IN MATRIx movie...he is a strong guy so here amorpheous a means not...:)
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by bachiemma

amorphous morphous means shape(morphology study of shapes and sizes ) a means without hence amorphous means without regular crystalline shape
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by santosh pokhrel

AMORPHOUS<===> आकारहीन (pr. \\Akarahin \\ )[Noun]
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by tpant

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