What is form?

  • (verb): .
    Synonyms: constitute, make
    See also — Additional definitions below

Form

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

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Emulsion - Appearance and Properties - Instability
... 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 ...
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 ... relation for a right triangle approaches the form of Pythagoras' theorem ...
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 ...
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 ...
Angles - Name
... information Angeln#Name The name of the Angles is first recorded in Latinized form, as Anglii, in the Germania of Tacitus ... in an epistle simplified the Latinized name Anglii to Angli, the latter form developing into the preferred form of the word ... people Bede used Angelfolc (-folk) there are also such forms as Engel, Englan (the people), Englaland, and Englisc, all showing i-mutation ...

More definitions of "form":

  • (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): 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): (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): Give a shape or form to.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (verb): Establish or impress firmly in the mind.
    Synonyms: imprint
  • (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): The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance.
    Synonyms: shape
  • (noun): An ability to perform well.
    Example: "He was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night"
  • (verb): Create (as an entity).
    Example: "Social groups form everywhere"
    Synonyms: organize, organise
  • (noun): A particular mode in which something is manifested.
    Example: "His resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
  • (noun): A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.
    Example: "Sculpture is a form of art"
    Synonyms: kind, sort, variety
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups.
    Synonyms: variant, strain, var.
  • (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 printed document with spaces in which to write.
    Example: "He filled out his tax form"
  • (verb): Make something, usually for a specific function.
    Example: "Form cylinders from the dough"
    Synonyms: shape, work, mold, mould, forge
  • (noun): A body of students who are taught together.
    Synonyms: class, grade

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    The old idea that the joke was not good enough for the company has been superseded by the new aristocratic idea that the company was not worthy of the joke. They have introduced an almost insane individualism into that one form of intercourse which is specially and uproariously communal. They have made even levities into secrets. They have made laughter lonelier than tears.
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    If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet, then something is clearly wrong.
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