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Form refers to the shape, visual appearance, or configuration of an object.

Form may also refer to:

  • Form, a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass used by a hare
  • Form (document), a document (printed or electronic) with spaces in which to write or enter data
  • Form (education), a class, set or group of students
  • Form (exercise), a proper way of performing an exercise
  • Form (horse racing), a record of a racehorse's performance
  • Form (religion), an academic term for prescriptions or norms on religious practice
  • Musical form, a generic type of composition or the structure of a particular piece
  • FORM, an American architecture magazine

Biology:

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 Form, a motion graphic editing plug-in from Red Giant Software

Martial arts:

  • Kata (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

Mathematics:

  • Algebraic form (homogeneous polynomial), 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
  • Differential form, a concept from differential topology that combines multi linear forms and smooth functions
  • Indeterminate form, an algebraic expression that cannot be used to evaluate a limit
  • Modular form, a (complex) analytic function on the upper half plane satisfying a certain kind of functional equation and growth condition
  • Multilinear form, which generalises bilinear forms to mappings VNF
  • Quadratic form, a homogeneous polynomial of degree two in a number of variables

Philosophy:

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
(Redirected to Musical form article)

From Wikiquote

Musical form, music

  • "Form is a theatrical event of a certain length, and the length itself may be unpredictable."
    • Christian Wolff, quoted in Aspects of 20th Century Music, ISBN 0130493465
  • "There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure, expanded and split into different shapes or groups of sound constantly changing in shape, direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces. The form of the work is a consequence of this interaction. Possible musical forms are as limitless as the exterior forms of crystals."
    • Edgard Varese, quoted in Aspects of 20th Century Music, ISBN 0130493465
  • "Form is supposed to cover the shape or structure of of the work; content its substance, meaning, ideas, or expressive effects. When the nineteenth-century music critic Eduard Hanslick declared, in an influential phrase, that music is 'forms put into motion through sounds,' he was suggesting that music's real content lies in its form."

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also form

German

Noun

Form f.

  1. shape (status or condition)

This German entry was created from the translations listed at shape. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Form in the German Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2009


Wikispecies

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From Wikispecies

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Superregnum: Superregnum
Regnum: Regnum
Phylum: Phylum
Classis: Classis
Ordo: Ordo
Familia: Familia
Tribus: Tribus
Genus: Genus
Species: Species
Variety: Variety
Superform: Superform
Form: Form
Infraform: Infraform 1 - Infraform 2 - Infraform 3


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Simple English

Form (Lat. forma Eng. mould), refers to the external three-dimensional outline, appearance or configuration of some thing - in contrast to the matter or content or substance of which it is mainly composed (compare with shape).








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