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Form vs. Structure

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Formnoun

To do with shape.

Structurenoun

A cohesive whole built up of distinct parts.

‘The birds had built an amazing structure out of sticks and various discarded items.’;

Formnoun

The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.

Structurenoun

The underlying shape of a solid.

‘He studied the structure of her face.’;

Formnoun

A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.

Structurenoun

The overall form or organization of something.

‘The structure of a sentence.’; ‘The structure of the society was still a mystery.’;

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Formnoun

Characteristics not involving atomic components. en

Structurenoun

A set of rules defining behaviour.

‘For some, the structure of school life was oppressive.’;

Formnoun

(dated) A long bench with no back.

Structurenoun

(computing)  Several pieces of data treated as a unit.

‘This structure contains both date and timezone information.’;

Formnoun

(fine arts) The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.

Structurenoun

  Underwater terrain or objects (such as a dead tree or a submerged car) that tend to attract fish

‘There's lots of structure to be fished along the west shore of the lake; the impoundment submerged a town there when it was built.’;

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Formnoun

(crystallography) The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

Structurenoun

A body, such as a political party, with a cohesive purpose or outlook.

‘The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.’;

Formnoun

(social) To do with structure or procedure.

Structurenoun

(logic)  A set along with a collection of finitary functions and relations.

Formnoun

An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.

Structureverb

(transitive) To give structure to; to arrange.

‘I'm trying to structure my time better so I'm not always late.’; ‘I've structured the deal to limit the amount of money we can lose.’;

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Formnoun

Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula.

Structurenoun

The act of building; the practice of erecting buildings; construction.

‘His son builds on, and never is contentTill the last farthing is in structure spent.’;

Formnoun

Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system.

‘a republican form of government’;

Structurenoun

Manner of building; form; make; construction.

‘Want of insight into the structure and constitution of the terraqueous globe.’;

Formnoun

Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality.

‘a matter of mere form’;

Structurenoun

Arrangement of parts, of organs, or of constituent particles, in a substance or body; as, the structure of a rock or a mineral; the structure of a sentence.

‘It [basalt] has often a prismatic structure.’;

Formnoun

(archaic) A class or rank in society.

Structurenoun

Manner of organization; the arrangement of the different tissues or parts of animal and vegetable organisms; as, organic structure, or the structure of animals and plants; cellular structure.

Formnoun

(UK) A criminal record; loosely, past history (in a given area).

Structurenoun

That which is built; a building; esp., a building of some size or magnificence; an edifice.

‘There stands a structure of majestic frame.’;

Formnoun

A class or year of school pupils (often preceded by an ordinal number to specify the year, as in sixth form).

Structurenoun

a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity;

‘the structure consisted of a series of arches’; ‘she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons’;

Formnoun

A blank document or template to be filled in by the user.

‘To apply for the position, complete the application form.’;

Structurenoun

the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts;

‘artists must study the structure of the human body’; ‘the structure of the benzene molecule’;

Formnoun

Level of performance.

‘The team's form has been poor this year.’; ‘The orchestra was on top form this evening.’;

Structurenoun

the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations;

‘his lectures have no structure’;

Formnoun

(grammar) A grouping of words which maintain grammatical context in different usages; the particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech.

‘participial forms;’; ‘verb forms’;

Structurenoun

a particular complex anatomical structure;

‘he has good bone structure’;

Formnoun

The den or home of a hare.

Structurenoun

the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships;

‘the social organization of England and America is very different’; ‘sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family’;

Formnoun

A window or dialogue box.

Structureverb

give a structure to;

‘I need to structure my days’;

Formnoun

Essentials

Structurenoun

the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex

‘the two sentences have equivalent structures’; ‘the company's weakness is the inflexibility of its management structure’;

Formnoun

(taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.

Structurenoun

the quality of being organized

‘we shall use three headings to give some structure to the discussion’;

Formnoun

The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

Structurenoun

a building or other object constructed from several parts

‘the station is a magnificent structure and should not be demolished’;

Formnoun

(geometry) A quantic.

Structureverb

construct or arrange according to a plan; give a pattern or organization to

‘services must be structured so as to avoid pitfalls’;

Formnoun

A specific way of performing a movement.

Structure

A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized. Material structures include man-made objects such as buildings and machines and natural objects such as biological organisms, minerals and chemicals.

Formverb

(transitive) To assume (a certain shape or visible structure).

‘When you kids form a straight line I'll hand out the lollies.’;

Formverb

(transitive) To give (a shape or visible structure) to a thing or person.

‘Roll out the dough to form a thin sheet.’;

Formverb

(intransitive) To take shape.

‘When icicles start to form on the eaves you know the roads will be icy.’;

Formverb

To put together or bring into being; assemble.

‘The socialists did not have enough MPs to form a government.’; ‘Paul McCartney and John Lennon formed The Beatles in Liverpool in 1960.’;

Formverb

To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.

‘By adding "-ness", you can form a noun from an adjective.’;

Formverb

(transitive) To constitute, to compose, to make up.

‘Teenagers form the bulk of extreme traffic offenders.’;

Formverb

To mould or model by instruction or discipline.

‘Singing in a choir helps to form a child's sociality.’;

Formverb

To provide (a hare) with a form.

Formverb

To treat (plates) to prepare them for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but later the plates or grids were coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.

Formnoun

The shape and structure of anything, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed; particular disposition or arrangement of matter, giving it individuality or distinctive character; configuration; figure; external appearance.

‘The form of his visage was changed.’; ‘And woven close close, both matter, form, and style.’;

Formnoun

Constitution; mode of construction, organization, etc.; system; as, a republican form of government.

Formnoun

Established method of expression or practice; fixed way of proceeding; conventional or stated scheme; formula; as, a form of prayer.

‘Those whom form of lawsCondemned to die.’;

Formnoun

Show without substance; empty, outside appearance; vain, trivial, or conventional ceremony; conventionality; formality; as, a matter of mere form.

‘Though well we may not pass upon his lifeWithout the form of justice.’;

Formnoun

Orderly arrangement; shapeliness; also, comeliness; elegance; beauty.

‘The earth was without form and void.’; ‘He hath no form nor comeliness.’;

Formnoun

A shape; an image; a phantom.

Formnoun

That by which shape is given or determined; mold; pattern; model.

Formnoun

A long seat; a bench; hence, a rank of students in a school; a class; also, a class or rank in society.

Formnoun

The seat or bed of a hare.

‘As in a form sitteth a weary hare.’;

Formnoun

The type or other matter from which an impression is to be taken, arranged and secured in a chase.

Formnoun

The boundary line of a material object. In (painting), more generally, the human body.

Formnoun

The particular shape or structure of a word or part of speech; as, participial forms; verbal forms.

Formnoun

The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.

Formnoun

That assemblage or disposition of qualities which makes a conception, or that internal constitution which makes an existing thing to be what it is; - called essential or substantial form, and contradistinguished from matter; hence, active or formative nature; law of being or activity; subjectively viewed, an idea; objectively, a law.

Formnoun

Mode of acting or manifestation to the senses, or the intellect; as, water assumes the form of ice or snow. In modern usage, the elements of a conception furnished by the mind's own activity, as contrasted with its object or condition, which is called the matter; subjectively, a mode of apprehension or belief conceived as dependent on the constitution of the mind; objectively, universal and necessary accompaniments or elements of every object known or thought of.

Formnoun

The peculiar characteristics of an organism as a type of others; also, the structure of the parts of an animal or plant.

Formverb

To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make; to fashion.

‘God formed man of the dust of the ground.’; ‘The thought that labors in my forming brain.’;

Formverb

To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust; also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by influence, etc.; to train.

‘'T is education forms the common mind.’; ‘Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.’;

Formverb

To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to make the shape of; - said of that out of which anything is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.

‘The diplomatic politicians . . . who formed by far the majority.’;

Formverb

To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.

‘The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.’;

Formverb

To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the proper suffixes and affixes.

Formverb

To treat (plates) so as to bring them to fit condition for introduction into a storage battery, causing one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but now the plates or grids are coated or filled, one with a paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.

Formverb

To take a form, definite shape, or arrangement; as, the infantry should form in column.

Formverb

To run to a form, as a hare.

Formnoun

the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something;

‘the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached’;

Formnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

‘sculpture is a form of art’; ‘what kinds of desserts are there?’;

Formnoun

a perceptual structure;

‘the composition presents problems for students of musical form’; ‘a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them’;

Formnoun

any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline);

‘he could barely make out their shapes through the smoke’;

Formnoun

alternative names for the body of a human being;

‘Leonardo studied the human body’; ‘he has a strong physique’; ‘the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’;

Formnoun

the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance;

‘geometry is the mathematical science of shape’;

Formnoun

the visual appearance of something or someone;

‘the delicate cast of his features’;

Formnoun

(physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary;

‘the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system’;

Formnoun

a printed document with spaces in which to write;

‘he filled out his tax form’;

Formnoun

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;

‘a new strain of microorganisms’;

Formnoun

an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse;

‘the essay was in the form of a dialogue’; ‘he first sketches the plot in outline form’;

Formnoun

a particular mode in which something is manifested;

‘his resentment took the form of extreme hostility’;

Formnoun

a body of students who are taught together;

‘early morning classes are always sleepy’;

Formnoun

an ability to perform well;

‘he was at the top of his form’; ‘the team was off form last night’;

Formnoun

a life-size dummy used to display clothes

Formnoun

a mold for setting concrete;

‘they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation’;

Formverb

to compose or represent:

‘This wall forms the background of the stage setting’; ‘The branches made a roof’; ‘This makes a fine introduction’;

Formverb

create (as an entity);

‘social groups form everywhere’; ‘They formed a company’;

Formverb

develop into a distinctive entity;

‘our plans began to take shape’;

Formverb

give a shape or form to;

‘shape the dough’;

Formverb

make something, usually for a specific function;

‘She molded the riceballs carefully’; ‘Form cylinders from the dough’; ‘shape a figure’; ‘Work the metal into a sword’;

Formverb

establish or impress firmly in the mind;

‘We imprint our ideas onto our children’;

Formverb

give shape to;

‘form the clay into a head’;

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