While searching for words to substitute "godless" in Thesaurus, I stumbled across that word. After searching in google for a while, I could not find any clear definition other than synonyms to this word, nor can I find the origins of this word. So, does it just mean no god? I reckon searching for synonyms often comes up with words close, but not quite similar to the exact definition of my query.

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    At a guess, a•dia•morph•ic: not-god-shape-d. Sounds like a modern, maybe lay, coinage. But this is all speculation.
    – Dan Bron
    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:17
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    I couldn't find it in any mainline dictionary. I suspect it's either recent coinage as mentioned by Dan Bron or perhaps part of a joke.
    – Centaurus
    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:22
  • I did find this: "Diamorph AB is a leader in the development and production of advanced materials."
    – GEdgar
    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:22
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    – Hot Licks
    Aug 4, 2016 at 1:38
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    Sounds like a word coined by someone who doesn't know their Latin from their Greek. It would actually be a•dia•morph•ic: not-through-shape-d, using @DanBron’s formula. Dia- means ‘through’ in Greek (cf. diaphanous, diabetes, etc.), not ‘god’—that would be theo-. Considering that diamorphine is an old term for heroin, adiamorphic would presumably mean ‘heroin-free’. Aug 4, 2016 at 6:23

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Diamorphic is defined as "Existing or occurring in two distinct forms; exhibiting dimorphism." by the OED, its etymology being: Greek δίμορϕος of two forms ( < δι-, δίς twice + μορϕή form) + -ic suffix.

So I would hazard a wild guess at adiamorphic meaning "not of two forms", and further suggest that it implies being of one form only.

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