Associations to the word «Form»
FORM, noun. (heading) (physical) To do with shape.
FORM, noun. The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
FORM, noun. A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
FORM, noun. Characteristics not involving atomic components.
FORM, noun. (dated) A long bench with no back.
FORM, noun. (fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
FORM, noun. (crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
FORM, noun. (social) To do with structure or procedure.
FORM, noun. An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.
FORM, noun. Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.
FORM, noun. Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.
FORM, noun. Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.
FORM, noun. (archaic) A class or rank in society.
FORM, noun. (UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).
FORM, noun. (education) Level.
FORM, noun. (UK) (education) A class or year of students (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).
FORM, noun. (UK) Grade (level of pre-collegiate education).
FORM, noun. A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.
FORM, noun. (grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.
FORM, noun. The den or home of a hare.
FORM, noun. (computing) (programming) A window or dialogue box.
FORM, noun. (taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.
FORM, noun. (printing) (dated) The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.
FORM, noun. (geometry) A quantic.
FORM, noun. (sports) (fitness) A specific way of performing a movement.
FORM, verb. (transitive) To give shape or visible structure to (a thing or person).
FORM, verb. (intransitive) To take shape.
FORM, verb. (transitive) (linguistics) To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.
FORM, verb. (transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up.
FORM, verb. To mould or model by instruction or discipline.
FORM, verb. To provide (a hare) with a form.
FORM, verb. (electrical) (historical) (transitive) To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but later the plates or grids were coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.
FORM CLASS, noun. (taxonomy) A collection of organisms that is given formal recognition at the rank of class with a taxonomic name, but which is known to be an artificial group rather than a natural one.
FORM CLASSES, noun. Plural of form class
FORM FACTOR, noun. (physics) The ratio of the RMS value to the absolute mean of a sinusoidal wave (especially to that of an alternating current)
FORM FACTOR, noun. (physics) Any of several functions that describe the unknown internal state of a particle
FORM FACTOR, noun. (physics) The emissivity of a material
FORM FACTOR, noun. (crystallography) A function that describes the scattering power of an atom as function of the scattering angle
FORM FACTOR, noun. (mechanics) A factor describing the stress distribution of a body
FORM FACTOR, noun. The geometry of an object, especially in engineering design; configuration.
FORM FACTORS, noun. Plural of form factor
FORM FEED, noun. (computing) A control character traditionally used to cause the printer to eject the current page of output and start a new page, more recently equivalent to a carriage return.
FORM GENERA, verb. Simple past tense of forlese
FORM GENUS, noun. (taxonomy) A collection of organisms that is given formal recognition at the rank of genus with a taxonomic name, but which is known to be an artificial group rather than a natural one.
FORM LETTER, noun. A letter that is written generically with blanks to be filled in with individual details, often sent in bulk, and frequently regarded as impersonal.
FORM OF ADDRESS, noun. Term of address
FORM TAXA, noun. Plural of form taxon
FORM TAXON, noun. (taxonomy) A collection of organisms that is given formal recognition at some rank with a taxonomic name, but which is known to be a grouping based on similar morphological characteristics, rather than more extensive biological similarity.
FORM, noun. 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".
FORM, noun. A category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?".
FORM, noun. 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".
FORM, noun. Any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); "he could barely make out their shapes".
FORM, noun. 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".
FORM, noun. The spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape".
FORM, noun. The visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features".
FORM, noun. A printed document with spaces in which to write; "he filled out his tax form".
FORM, noun. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms".
FORM, noun. 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".
FORM, noun. A particular mode in which something is manifested; "his resentment took the form of extreme hostility".
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; "the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system".
FORM, noun. A body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy".
FORM, noun. An ability to perform well; "he was at the top of his form"; "the team was off form last night".
FORM, noun. A life-size dummy used to display clothes.
FORM, noun. A mold for setting concrete; "they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation".
FORM, verb. Create (as an entity); "social groups form everywhere"; "They formed a company".
FORM, verb. To compose or represent:"This wall forms the background of the stage setting"; "The branches made a roof"; "This makes a fine introduction".
FORM, verb. Develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape".
FORM, verb. Give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character".
FORM, verb. 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".
FORM, verb. Establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children".
FORM, verb. Assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads".
The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.