amorphous shape

noun
an ill-defined or arbitrary shape
Hypernyms: ↑shape, ↑form
Hyponyms: ↑shapelessness, ↑blob, ↑space

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  • Amorphous computing — refers to computational systems that use very large numbers of identical, parallel processors each having limited computational ability and local interactions. The term Amorphous Computing was coined at MIT in 1996 in a paper entitled [http://www …   Wikipedia

  • Amorphous carbon — is an allotrope of carbon that does not have any crystalline structure. As with all glassy materials, some short range order can be observed, but there is no long range pattern of atomic positions. Amorphous carbon is often abbreviated to aC for… …   Wikipedia

  • amorphous — [adj] without definite shape, character baggy, blobby, characterless, formless, inchoate, indeterminate, irregular, nebulous, nondescript, shapeless, unformed, unshaped, unstructured, vague; concepts 404,490 Ant. definite, distinct, distinctive,… …   New thesaurus

  • amorphous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without a definite shape or form. 2) technical not crystalline. ORIGIN from Greek a without + morph form …   English terms dictionary

  • amorphous solid — ▪ physics Introduction       any noncrystalline solid in which the atoms and molecules are not organized in a definite lattice pattern. Such solids include glass, plastic, and gel.       Solids and liquids (liquid) are both forms of condensed… …   Universalium

  • Amorphous creature — The amorphous creature is a common trope in science fiction. Usually it is depicted as a living mass of jelly like substance that can take any shape it wants. Perhaps the most familiar example is the title alien from the movie The Blob , but… …   Wikipedia

  • amorphous — amorphously, adv. amorphousness, n. /euh mawr feuhs/, adj. 1. lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless: the amorphous clouds. 2. of no particular kind or character; indeterminate; having no pattern or structure; unorganized: an… …   Universalium

  • amorphous — [[t]əmɔ͟ː(r)fəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is amorphous has no clear shape or structure. [FORMAL] A dark, strangely amorphous shadow filled the room. ...the amorphous mass of the unemployed. Syn: shapeless …   English dictionary

  • amorphous — a|mor|phous [əˈmo:fəs US o:r ] adj formal [Date: 1700 1800; : Greek; Origin: amorphos, from morphe shape ] having no definite shape or features ▪ an amorphous mass of twisted metal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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