amorphous amorphous  /ə ˈmɔr fəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having no definite form or distinct shape
  2. (adj) lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
  3. (adj) without real or apparent crystalline form

Usage(s):

  • After the eruption of the volcano, the town was engulfed by an amorphous cloud of ash.

News

  1. Identity Over Time and Mr. Potato Head

    When it comes to Mr. Potato Head, his identity is something amorphous and hard to define. Wired Science blogger Samuel Arbesman ponders how, in the absence of his body -- or his body parts -- Mr. Potato Head is still Mr. Potato Head.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Beach House bucks modern trends

    Indie rock duo learning to navigate the past, future by John Schacht If you were seeking a poster-band primer on how to navigate the amorphous landscape of today's music industry without losing your aesthetic way, you could do a lot worse than Baltimore's Beach House. The duo of singer/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and multi-instrumentalist Alex Scally released its eponymous debut in 2006, and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

  3. Relist Watch

    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. If the last few days of torrential rains have left you feeling more gloomy than an amorphous blob in need of a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, Relist Watch is here as usual to cheer you up. Eventually. First we have to take care of the bad news. Yesterday marked the [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SCOTUSblog

Quotes

  1. The law, as written, is "vague, amorphous, open-ended and essentially not very helpful," Miguel Estrada, Black's lawyer, told the high court justices. "It is basically a mess."
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Miguel Estrada Source: Canada.com

  2. "We need today, now, 55 days before this election, bold, focused, specific leadership and that is not the amorphous kind that says any of the above or none of the above," Barr said.
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Bob Barr Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "An enemy that's working in an amorphous network that doesn't have to worry about a bunch of regulations, chain of command, rule of law or anything else has got a huge advantage over a stultified, slow-moving, bureaucratic, by-the-book...
    on Nov 21, 2005 By: Porter Goss Source: Daily Times

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