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Meaning of form

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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" [syn: {form},
           {word form}, {signifier}, {descriptor}]
      2: a category of things distinguished by some common
         characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art";
         "what kinds of desserts are there?" [syn: {kind}, {sort},
         {form}, {variety}]
      3: 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" [syn: {form},
         {shape}, {pattern}]
      4: any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);
         "he could barely make out their shapes" [syn: {shape},
         {form}, {configuration}, {contour}, {conformation}]
      5: 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" [syn: {human body},
         {physical body}, {material body}, {soma}, {build}, {figure},
         {physique}, {anatomy}, {shape}, {bod}, {chassis}, {frame},
         {form}, {flesh}]
      6: the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its
         substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
         [syn: {shape}, {form}]
      7: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate
         cast of his features" [syn: {form}, {shape}, {cast}]
      8: a printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled
         out his tax form"
      9: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ
         in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of
         microorganisms" [syn: {form}, {variant}, {strain}, {var.}]
      10: 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"
      11: a particular mode in which something is manifested; "his
          resentment took the form of extreme hostility"
      12: (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" [syn: {phase}, {form}]
      13: a body of students who are taught together; "early morning
          classes are always sleepy" [syn: {class}, {form}, {grade},
      14: an ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form";
          "the team was off form last night"
      15: a life-size dummy used to display clothes [syn: {mannequin},
          {manikin}, {mannikin}, {manakin}, {form}]
      16: a mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for
          pouring the foundation"
      v 1: create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere";
           "They formed a company" [syn: {form}, {organize},
      2: to compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of
         the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a
         fine introduction" [syn: {form}, {constitute}, {make}]
      3: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take
         shape" [syn: {form}, {take form}, {take shape}, {spring}]
      4: give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young
         child's character" [syn: {shape}, {form}]
      5: make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded
         the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough";
         "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword" [syn:
         {shape}, {form}, {work}, {mold}, {mould}, {forge}]
      6: establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our
         ideas onto our children" [syn: {imprint}, {form}]
      7: assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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