Multiform Mul"ti*form (m[u^]l"t[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. [L. multiformis; multus much, many + forma shape: cf. F. multiforme.] Having many forms, shapes, or appearances. [1913 Webster]

A plastic and multiform unit. --Hare. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • multiform — (adj.) also multi form, c.1600, from Fr. multiforme or L. multiformis many shaped, manifold, from multus much, many (see MULTI (Cf. multi )) + forma shape (see FORM (Cf. form) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • multiform — [mul′təfôrm΄] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr multiforme < L multiformis < multi ,MULTI + forma,FORM] having many forms, shapes, etc. multiformity n …   English World dictionary

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  • multiform — adjective Etymology: French multiforme, from Latin multiformis, from multi + formis form Date: 1603 having many forms or appearances • multiformity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • multiform — multiformity /mul teuh fawr mi tee/, n. /mul teuh fawrm /, adj. having many different shapes, forms, or kinds. [1595 1605; < L multiformis. See MULTI , FORM] * * * …   Universalium

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