form  

  • Pronunciation of form: F AO1 R M (fÉ”rm)

  • Number of syllables of form: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of form

  • Definition of form

    • (n): the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"  
    • (n): a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"  
    • (n): a life-size dummy used to display clothes  
    • (n): the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"  
    • (n): a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility"  
    • (n): any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke"  
    • (n): an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"  
    • (n): alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"  
    • (n): a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"  
    • (n): a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"  
    • (n): the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"  
    • (n): a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form"  
    • (n): an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; "the essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"  
    • (n): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"  
    • (n): a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"  
    • (n): (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system"  
    • (v): give a shape or form to; "shape the dough"  
    • (v): give shape to; "form the clay into a head"  
    • (v): make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"  
    • (v): establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"  
    • (v): create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company"  
    • (v): to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction"  
    • (v): develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"  
  • Examples of form

    • The hydrochloride form is more irritating than the neutral form.  
    • The ferrous form is soluble, whereas the ferric form is not.  
    • It was always a stopover form to the mecha form.  
    • The red family of circles in the figure form a pencil of this type.  
    • The homozygous form of the mutation is the least severe form.  
    • The definite form of the participle is identical to the plural form.  
    • This is a special form of disjunctive normal form.  
    • A republic is the proper title of the fourth type of governmental form.  
    • The first is a predisposition in the form of a type of optic disc shape.  
    • The most common form of fee comes in the form of royalties.  

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