What is form?

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

More definitions of "form":

  • (noun): A mold for setting concrete.
    Example: "They built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"
  • (noun): The visual appearance of something or someone.
    Synonyms: shape, cast
  • (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
  • (verb): Give shape to.
    Example: "Form the clay into a head"
  • (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"
  • (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.
  • (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 spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (verb): Give a shape or form to.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (noun): A printed document with spaces in which to write.
    Example: "He filled out his tax form"
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Example: "Sculpture is a form of art"
    Synonyms: kind, sort, variety
  • (verb): Establish or impress firmly in the mind.
    Synonyms: imprint

Famous quotes containing the word form:

    In action, the English have the advantage enjoyed by free men always entitled to free discussion: of having a ready judgment on every question. We Germans, on the other hand, are always thinking. We think so much that we never form a judgment.
    Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)

    The glance is natural magic. The mysterious communication established across a house between two entire strangers, moves all the springs of wonder. The communication by the glance is in the greatest part not subject to the control of the will. It is the bodily symbol of identity with nature. We look into the eyes to know if this other form is another self, and the eyes will not lie, but make a faithful confession what inhabitant is there.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Humility is often only the putting on of a submissiveness by which men hope to bring other people to submit to them; it is a more calculated sort of pride, which debases itself with a design of being exalted; and though this vice transform itself into a thousand several shapes, yet the disguise is never more effectual nor more capable of deceiving the world than when concealed under a form of humility.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)