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Main Entry: 1form
Pronunciation: primarystressfodot(schwa)rm
Function: noun
1 a : the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material b : a body (as of a person) especially in its outward appearance or as distinguished from the face
2 a : an established manner of doing or saying something <a form of worship> b : a standard or expectation based on past experience <true to form, the champions won again>
3 : a document with blank spaces for inserting information <a tax form>
4 a : conduct determined by custom : CEREMONY, CONVENTION; also : display without meaning <the usual forms upon being introduced> b : manner of behaving according to recognized standards <it's bad form not to wait for your turn>
5 : a long seat : BENCH
6 a : a model of the human figure used for displaying clothes b : a mold in which concrete is placed to set
7 : one of the different varieties of a particular thing or substance <coal is a form of carbon>
8 : any of the different pronunciations or spellings a word may take in inflection or compounding
9 : a special way of stating a mathematical expression <the number 2.5 can be written in fractional form as 5/2>
10 a : orderly method of arrangement; also : a kind or instance of such arrangement <painting is an art form> b : the structural element, plan, or design of a work of art
11 : a surface or space enclosed by mathematical boundaries
12 : a grade in a British secondary school or in some American private schools
13 a : ability as shown by past performance b : condition for performing <in top form>

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