Amorphism
Amorphism A*mor"phism, n. [See {Amorphous}.] A state of being amorphous; esp. a state of being without crystallization even in the minutest particles, as in glass, opal, etc.

Note: There are stony substances which, when fused, may cool as glass or as stone; the glass state is spoken of as a state of amorphism. [1913 Webster]


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  • Amorphism — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of form. < N PARAG:Amorphism >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 amorphism amorphism informity Sgm: N 1 unlicked cub unlicked cub Sgm: N 1 rudis indigestaque moles rudis indigestaque moles Sgm: N 1 disorder disorder &c. 59 …   English dictionary for students

  • Amorphism — An Amorphism, in chemistry, crystallography and, by extension, to other areas of the natural sciences is a substance or feature that lacks an ordered form. In the specific case of crystallography, an amorphism is a material that lacks long range… …   Wikipedia

  • amorphism — amorfiškumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. amorphism; amorphousness; structurelessness vok. Amorphie, f; Gestaltlosigkeit, f; Strukturlosigkeit, f rus. аморфизм, m; аморфность, f; бесструктурность, f pranc. amorphie, f; amorphisme,… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • amorphism — /euh mawr fiz euhm/, n. 1. the state or quality of being amorphous. 2. Obs. nihilism (def. 3). [1850 55; < G Amorphismus < Gk ámorph(os) AMORPHOUS + ismos ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • amorphism — noun amorphous quality …   Wiktionary

  • amorphism — amor·phism (ə morґfiz əm) amorphia …   Medical dictionary

  • amorphism — n. state of being without specific and determinate form; total negation, nihilism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amorphism — amor·phism …   English syllables

  • amorphism — /əˈmɔfɪzəm/ (say uh mawfizuhm) noun the state or quality of being amorphous …   Australian English dictionary

  • amorphism — əˈmȯrˌfizəm noun ( s) Etymology: German amorphismus, from amorph amorphous + ismus ism : the quality or state of being amorphous …   Useful english dictionary

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