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Indistinct shapes - synonyms or related words

mass

noun

a lump or amount of a substance that does not have a clear or definite shape

lump

noun

a solid piece of something that does not have a regular shape

blur

noun

a shape that is difficult to see clearly, for example because it is moving very fast

blob

noun

something that seems to have no definite shape

bundle

noun

something that is wrapped in something soft such as a blanket so that you cannot see its real shape

irregularity

noun

a shape or appearance that is not even, straight, or smooth

convolution

noun

formal a complicated detail or shape

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gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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