Form

Form may mean:
*Form, the shape, appearance, or configuration, of an object
*Form (furniture), a long seat or bench without a back
*Form (education), a class, set or group of students
*Form, a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass used by a hare
*Form (concrete), a mould used for concrete construction
*Form (document), a document (printed or electronic) with spaces in which to write or enter data
*Plato's Theory of forms
*Form (philosophy)
*Form (religion), an academic term for prescriptions or norms on religious practice
*Form (horse racing), a record of a racehorse's performance
*Musical form, a generic type of composition or the structure of a particular piece
*Form (exercise), a proper way of performing an exercise to avoid injury or cheating
*The Forms (band), an American indie rock band

In martial arts

*Kata (martial arts) (型 or 形), the detailed pattern of defence-and-attack
*Taeguk (Taekwondo) (형), the "forms" used to create a foundation for the teaching of Taekwondo
*Taolu (套路), forms used in Chinese martial arts and sport wushu

In mathematics

* Quadratic form, a homogeneous polynomial of degree two in a number of variables
* Algebraic form, which generalises quadratic forms to degrees 3 and more, also known as "quantics" or simply "forms"
* Bilinear form, on a vector space V over a field F is a mapping V × VF that is linear in both arguments
* Multilinear form, which generalises bilinear forms to mappings VNF
* Differential form, a concept from differential topology that combines multilinear forms and smooth functions
* Modular form, a (complex) analytic function on the upper half plane satisfying a certain kind of functional equation and growth condition
* Indeterminate form, an algebraic expression that cannot be used to evaluate a limit

In biology

*Form (botany), a formal taxon at a rank lower than species
*Form (zoology), informal taxa used sometimes in zoology

In computing

*Form (web), a document form used on a web page to, typically, submit user data to a server
*Form (programming), a component-based representation of a GUI window
*Form (computer virus), the most common computer virus of the 1990s
*Oracle Forms, a Rapid Application Development environment for developing database applications
*Windows Forms
*XForms, an XML format for the specification of user interfaces, specifically web forms

*Trapcode's "Form" a particle-based plug-in for several Motion graphic software packages.

See also

*Sixth form, a British term for the final two years of secondary school


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  • Form — (f[=o]rm; in senses 8 & 9, often f[=o]rm in England), n. [OE. & F. forme, fr. L. forma; cf. Skr. dhariman. Cf. {Firm}.] 1. The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Form — Form, v. i. 1. To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column. [1913 Webster] 2. To run to a form, as a hare. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] {To form on} (Mil.), to form a lengthened line with reference to (any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Form — (f[^o]rm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formed} (f[^o]rmd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forming}.] [F. former, L. formare, fr. forma. See {Form}, n.] 1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion. [1913 Webster] God formed man of the dust …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -form — [See {Form}, n.] A suffix used to denote in the form or shape of, resembling, etc.; as, valiform; oviform. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Form 10-Q — Form 10 Q, Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, is an SEC filing that must be filed quarterly with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It contains similar information to the annual form… …   Wikipedia

  • Form'e — For m[ e] , a. (Her.) Same as {Pat[ e]} or {Patt[ e]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Form I-94 — Infobox generic name = Form I 94| img1 = I 94 form front.jpg cap1 = Front Side width1 = 152| img2 = I 94 form back.jpg cap2 = Back Side width2 = 152An I 94 is a form denoting the Arrival Departure Record of particular foreigners used by the U.S.… …   Wikipedia

  • form — I. noun Etymology: Middle English forme, from Anglo French furme, forme, from Latin forma form, beauty Date: 13th century 1. a. the shape and structure of something as distinguished from its material b. a body (as of a person) especially in its… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • -form — adjective combining form Etymology: French & Latin; French forme, from Latin formis, from forma in the form or shape of ; resembling < filiform > …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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