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acid-forming

  • adjective satellite yielding an acid in aqueous solution
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application form

  • noun a form to use when making an application
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art form

  • noun (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
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base-forming

  • adjective satellite yielding a base in aqueous solution
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bone-forming cell

  • noun a cell from which bone develops
    osteoblast.
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bound form

  • noun a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns
    bound morpheme.
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Canonical form

  • (Math.), the simples or most symmetrical form to which all functions of the same class can be reduced without lose of generality.
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change form

  • verb assume a different shape or form
    change shape; deform.
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citation form

  • noun the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
    main entry word; entry word.
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claim form

  • noun a form to use when filing a claim
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combining form

  • noun a bound form used only in compounds
    • `hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'
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Construct formstate

  • (Heb. Gram.), that of a noun used before another which has the genitive relation to it.
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doubly transitive verb form

  • noun a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
    doubly transitive verb.
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endospore-forming bacteria

  • noun a group of true bacteria
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form bubbles

  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water
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form class

  • noun one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
    part of speech; word class.
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form division

  • noun an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
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form family

  • noun (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
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form genus

  • noun (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure
  • noun an artificial taxonomic category established on the basis of morphological resemblance for organisms of obscure true relationships especially fossil forms
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form genus rhizoctinia

  • noun form genus of imperfect fungi some species of which are now placed in genera Pellicularia and Corticium because their perfect stages have been found
    genus Rhizoctinia.
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form letter

  • noun a letter that is printed in multiple copies and mailed to a list of recipients
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form of address

  • noun an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
    title of respect; title.
    • the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title
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form of government

  • noun the members of a social organization who are in power
    political system.
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form-only

  • adjective satellite being a matter of form only; lacking substance
    • a form-only requirement that is usually ignored
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free form

  • noun a morpheme that can occur alone
    free morpheme.
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full-formed

Full"-formed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Full in form or shape; rounded out with flesh.
    The full-formed maids of Afric. Thomson.
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good form

  • noun behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
    • it is not good form to brag about winning
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Good formBad form

  • the general appearance, condition or action, originally of horses, atterwards of persons; as, the members of a boat crew are said to be in good form when they pull together uniformly. The phrases are further used colloquially in description of conduct or manners in society; as, it is not good form to smoke in the presence of a lady.
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Ground form

  • (Gram.), the stem or basis of a word, to which the other parts are added in declension or conjugation. It is sometimes, but not always, the same as the root. = lemma
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habit-forming

  • adjective causing or characterized by addiction
    addictive.
    • addictive drugs
    • addictive behavior
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ill-formed

  • adjective not grammatical; not conforming to the rules of grammar or accepted usage
    ungrammatical.
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imperative form

  • noun a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
    jussive mood; imperative; imperative mood.
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intransitive verb form

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
    intransitive; intransitive verb.
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kidney-form

Kid"ney-form`, Kid"ney-shaped` adjective (Also<
  • Kidney-form
  • Kidney-shaped
)
Definitions
  1. Having the form or shape of a kidney; reniform; as, a kidney-shaped leaf. Gray.
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leaf form

  • noun any of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume
    leaf shape.
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life form

  • noun the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism
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major form class

  • noun any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
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membrane-forming

  • adjective satellite characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
    membranous.
    • membranous gastritis
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order form

  • noun a form to use when placing an order
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plural form

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural.
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pus-forming bacteria

  • noun bacteria that produce pus
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re-form

Re-form" transitive verb & intransitive verb
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imperfect & past participle Re-formed present participle & verbal noun Re-forming
Definitions
  1. To give a new form to; to form anew; to take form again, or to take a new form; as, to re-form the line after a charge.
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re-formed

  • adjective satellite formed again or anew
    • the re-formed scout troop has been very active
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requisition form

  • noun an official form on which a request in made
    requisition.
    • first you have to fill out the requisition
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Sarcina form

  • (Biol.), the tetrad form seen in the division of a dumb-bell group of micrococci into four; applied particularly to bacteria. See micrococcus.
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singular form

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
    singular.
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sonata form

  • noun a musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony
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take form

  • verb develop into a distinctive entity
    spring; take shape; form.
    • our plans began to take shape
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tax form

  • noun a form to use when paying your taxes
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telegraph form

  • noun a form to use when sending a telegram
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thicket-forming

  • adjective satellite tending to form dense thickets
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To form on

  • (Mil.), to form a lengthened line with reference to (any given object) as a basis.
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transitive verb form

  • noun a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
    transitive; transitive verb.
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verse form

  • noun a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
    poem.
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wave form

  • noun the shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time
    waveform; wave shape.
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wedge-formed

Wedge"-formed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform.
Webster 1913

Wedge-formed characters

  • . See Arrow-headed characters, under Arrowheaded.
Webster 1913

well-formed

  • adjective conforming to the rules of grammar or usage accepted by native speakers
    grammatical.
    • spoke in grammatical sentences
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word form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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