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English definition of “form”

form

noun (SHAPE)    /fɔːm/ US  /fɔːrm/
C1 [C] the shape or appearance of something: I could just about make out his sleeping form on the bed. The moon highlighted the shadowy forms of the hills. The lawn was laid out in the form of the figure eight.Patterns and shapesConditions and characteristics take form to gradually be seen or gradually develop: Trees and hedges started to take form as the fog cleared. As they chatted, the idea of a holiday together gradually took form.Appearing and disappearing Grammar:Not only … but alsoWe use not only X but also Y in formal contexts:See more
(Definition of form noun (SHAPE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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