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form

noun
 
/fɔːm/
A2 a printed document with spaces for you to write information: Please fill in the form using black ink.
B1 a way of writing or saying a word that shows if it is singular or plural, past or present, etc.: “Isn’t” is the short form of “is not.”
a type of something or way of doing something: Swimming is the best form of exercise.
the body or shape of someone or something: paintings of the human form
B1 UK a school class for students of the same age or ability: the third form
(Definition of form noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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