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English definition of “form”

form

noun [C] (TYPE)   /fɔrm/
a type or kind of something, or the particular way in which something exists: I was always more interested in poetry than in other forms of literature. She has a mild form of the flu and should be OK in a few days. The medicine comes in the form of a liquid or pills.
(Definition of form noun (TYPE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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