What is form?

  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
    Synonyms: variant, strain, var.
    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:

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 ...
Q1 (building) - Design and Construction
... Q1 Tower was designed by Atelier SDG, and its form was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch and the Sydney Opera House ... 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 ...
Pythagorean Theorem - Generalizations - Non-Euclidean Geometry - Hyperbolic Geometry
... with side c 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 ... the hyperbolic relation for a right triangle approaches the form of Pythagoras' theorem ...
Angles - Name
... name of the Angles is first recorded in Latinized form, as Anglii, in the Germania of Tacitus ... epistle simplified the Latinized name Anglii to Angli, the latter form developing into the preferred form of the word ... and the English people Bede used Angelfolc (-folk) there are also such forms as Engel, Englan (the people), Englaland, and Englisc, all showing i-mutation ...
Emulsion - Appearance and Properties - Instability
... 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 ...

More definitions of "form":

  • (noun): A particular mode in which something is manifested.
    Example: "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
  • (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): A mold for setting concrete.
    Example: "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
  • (noun): A perceptual structure.
    Example: "The composition presents problems for students of musical form"
    Synonyms: shape, pattern
  • (noun): An ability to perform well.
    Example: "He was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
  • (verb): Give shape to.
    Example: "Form the clay into a head"
  • (noun): The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (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
  • (verb): Make something, usually for a specific function.
    Example: "Form cylinders from the dough"
    Synonyms: shape, work, mold, mould, forge
  • (verb): Create (as an entity).
    Example: "Social groups form everywhere"
    Synonyms: organize, organise
  • (noun): The visual appearance of something or someone.
    Synonyms: shape, cast
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Example: "Sculpture is a form of art"
    Synonyms: kind, sort, variety
  • (verb): Give a shape or form to.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (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): (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
  • (verb): Establish or impress firmly in the mind.
    Synonyms: imprint

Famous quotes containing the word form:

    The door is opening. A man you have never seen enters the room.
    He tells you that it is time to go, but that you may stay,
    If you wish. You reply that it is one and the same to you.
    It was only later, after the house had materialized elsewhere,
    That you remembered you forgot to ask him what form the change would take.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    A novel which survives, which withstands and outlives time, does do something more than merely survive. It does not stand still. It accumulates round itself the understanding of all these persons who bring to it something of their own. It acquires associations, it becomes a form of experience in itself, so that two people who meet can often make friends, find an approach to each other, because of this one great common experience they have had ...
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    To the United States the Third World often takes the form of a black woman who has been made pregnant in a moment of passion and who shows up one day in the reception room on the forty-ninth floor threatening to make a scene. The lawyers pay the woman off; sometimes uniformed guards accompany her to the elevators.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)