What is form?

  • (verb): Create (as an entity).
    Example: "Social groups form everywhere"
    Synonyms: organize, organise
    See also — Additional definitions below

Form

Form is the shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.

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Some articles on form:

Q1 (building) - Design and Construction
... in which a series of ribbons wrap concentrically around the tower form and hover above the entry plaza area providing cover and shading ... The tension in the movement and free form are expressed by the gradual twisting of the aluminium-clad ribbons as they move around the building ...
Emulsion - Appearance and Properties - Instability
... describes the process by which the dispersed phase comes out of suspension in the form of flakes ... Coalescence is another form of instability - small droplets bump into each other within the media volume and continuously combine to form progressively larger droplets ...
Pythagorean Theorem - Generalizations - Non-Euclidean Geometry - Hyperbolic Geometry
... opposite a right angle, the relation between the sides takes the form where cosh is the hyperbolic cosine ... This formula is a special form of the hyperbolic law of cosines that applies to all hyperbolic triangles with γ the angle at the vertex opposite the side c ... hyperbolic relation for a right triangle approaches the form of Pythagoras' theorem ...
Polyandry
... Polyandry (Greek poly—many, andras—man) is a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time ... For example, the form of polyandry in which a woman is married to two or more brothers is known as fraternal polyandry, and it is believed by many anthropologists to be the most frequently encountered form ...
Angles - Name
... Further information Angeln#Name The name of the Angles is first recorded in Latinized form, as Anglii, in the Germania of Tacitus ... Great in an epistle simplified the Latinized name Anglii to Angli, the latter form developing into the preferred form of the word ... used Angelfolc (-folk) there are also such forms as Engel, Englan (the people), Englaland, and Englisc, all showing i-mutation ...

More definitions of "form":

  • (verb): Establish or impress firmly in the mind.
    Synonyms: imprint
  • (noun): The phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something.
    Synonyms: word form, signifier, descriptor
  • (noun): An arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse.
    Example: "The essay was in the form of a dialogue"; "he first sketches the plot in outline form"
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
    Synonyms: variant, strain, var.
  • (verb): Give a shape or form to.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (noun): (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.
    Synonyms: phase
  • (noun): A particular mode in which something is manifested.
    Example: "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
  • (noun): The visual appearance of something or someone.
    Synonyms: shape, cast
  • (noun): A printed document with spaces in which to write.
    Example: "He filled out his tax form"
  • (noun): A body of students who are taught together.
    Synonyms: class, grade
  • (noun): The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (noun): A perceptual structure.
    Example: "The composition presents problems for students of musical form"
    Synonyms: shape, pattern
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Example: "Sculpture is a form of art"
    Synonyms: kind, sort, variety
  • (noun): An ability to perform well.
    Example: "He was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
  • (verb): Make something, usually for a specific function.
    Example: "Form cylinders from the dough"
    Synonyms: shape, work, mold, mould, forge
  • (noun): A mold for setting concrete.
    Example: "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
  • (verb): Give shape to.
    Example: "Form the clay into a head"

Famous quotes containing the word form:

    Being cultured is the least expensive form of respectability.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    But as to women, who can penetrate
    The real sufferings of their she condition?
    Man’s very sympathy with their estate
    Has much of selfishness and more suspicion.
    Their love, their virtue, beauty, education,
    But form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)