# Form

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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 &times; 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.

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

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• Form — (de) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

• form — form·abil·i·ty; form·able; form·ably; form·al·de·hyde; form·amide; form·am·i·dine; form·a·zan; form·ful; form·ism; form·ist; form·less; Form·var; for·nic·i·form; fos·si·form; fo·ve·i·form; fruc·ti·form; fun·gi·form; fun·nel·form; fur·ci·form;… …   English syllables

• Form — • The original meaning of the term form, both in Greek and Latin, was and is that in common use • eidos, being translated, that which is seen, shape, etc., with secondary meanings derived from this, as form, sort, particular, kind, nature… …   Catholic encyclopedia

• form — n 1 Form, figure, shape, conformation, configuration are comparable when they denote the disposition or arrangement of content that gives a particular aspect or appearance to a thing as distinguished from the substance of which that thing is made …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

• Form — (Lehnwort von lat. forma) bezeichnet: Gestalt, die Art und Weise, wie etwas ist oder sich verändert im Sport die körperliche Verfassung eines Menschen, siehe Fitness Form (Kampfkunst), ein feststehender Bewegungsablauf in den Naturwissenschaften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• 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 — n 1: the structure of something (as a document) as distinguished from its matter a defect in form, not substance 2: established procedure according to rule or practice see also form of action 3: a printed or typed document with blank spaces for… …   Law dictionary

• form — [fôrm] n. [ME forme < OFr < L forma, a shape, figure, image < ? (via Etr) Gr morphē] 1. the shape, outline, or configuration of anything; structure as apart from color, material, etc. 2. a) the body or figure of a person or animal b) a… …   English World dictionary

• Form 8-K — is a report required to be filed by public companies with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. After a significant event like bankruptcy or departure of a CEO, a public… …   Wikipedia

• form — [n1] shape; arrangement anatomy, appearance, articulation, cast, configuration, conformation, construction, contour, cut, design, die, embodiment, fashion, figure, formation, framework, mode, model, mold, outline, pattern, plan, profile, scheme,… …   New thesaurus