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Type vs. Form

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Typenoun

A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.

‘This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.’;

Formnoun

To do with shape.

Typenoun

An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.

Formnoun

The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.

Typenoun

An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.

Formnoun

Characteristics not involving atomic components. en

Typenoun

(uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.

Formnoun

(dated) A long bench with no back.

Typenoun

Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.

‘The headline was set in bold type.’;

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

(taxonomy) Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.

‘the type of a genus, family, etc.’;

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.

‘We can't get along: he's just not my type.’; ‘He was exactly her type.’;

Formnoun

(social) To do with structure or procedure.

Typenoun

(medicine) A blood group.

Formnoun

An order of doing things, as in religious ritual.

Typenoun

(theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

(computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.

Formnoun

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

‘a republican form of government’;

Typenoun

(fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.

Formnoun

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

‘a matter of mere form’;

Typenoun

(chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.

‘The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.’;

Formnoun

(archaic) A class or rank in society.

Typenoun

(mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)

‘Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.’;

Formnoun

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

Typeverb

To put text on paper using a typewriter.

Formnoun

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

Typeverb

To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.

Formnoun

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

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

Typeverb

To determine the blood type of.

‘The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.’;

Formnoun

Level of performance.

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

Typeverb

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

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’;

Typeverb

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

Formnoun

The den or home of a hare.

Typeverb

To categorize into types.

Formnoun

A window or dialogue box.

Typenoun

The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.

‘The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.’;

Formnoun

Essentials

Typenoun

Form or character impressed; style; semblance.

‘Thy father bears the type of king of Naples.’;

Formnoun

(taxonomy) An infraspecific rank.

Typenoun

A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; - correlative to antitype.

‘A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited.’;

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.

‘Since the time of Cuvier and Baer . . . the whole animal kingdom has been universally held to be divisible into a small number of main divisions or types.’;

Formnoun

(geometry) A quantic.

Typenoun

The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.

Formnoun

A specific way of performing a movement.

Typenoun

A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.

Formverb

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

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

Typenoun

A simple compound, used as a model or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.

Formverb

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

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

Typeverb

To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

Formverb

(intransitive) To take shape.

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

Typeverb

To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

‘Let us type them now in our own lives.’;

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.’;

Typenoun

a subdivision of a particular kind of thing;

‘what type of sculpture do you prefer?’;

Formverb

To create (a word) by inflection or derivation.

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

Typenoun

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);

‘a real character’; ‘a strange character’; ‘a friendly eccentric’; ‘the capable type’; ‘a mental case’;

Formverb

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

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

Typenoun

(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

Formverb

To mould or model by instruction or discipline.

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

Typenoun

printed characters;

‘small type is hard to read’;

Formverb

To provide (a hare) with a form.

Typenoun

a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper;

‘he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up’;

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.

Typenoun

all of the tokens of the same symbol;

‘the word `element' contains five different types of character’;

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.’;

Typeverb

write by means of a keyboard with types;

‘type the acceptance letter, please’;

Formnoun

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

Typeverb

identify as belonging to a certain type;

‘Such people can practically be typed’;

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.’;

Typenoun

a category of people or things having common characteristics

‘blood types’; ‘this type of heather grows better in a drier habitat’;

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.’;

Typenoun

a person of a specified character or nature

‘two sporty types in tracksuits’;

Formnoun

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

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

Typenoun

the sort of person one likes or finds attractive

‘she's not really my type’;

Formnoun

A shape; an image; a phantom.

Typenoun

a person or thing exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something

‘she characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom’;

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

an object, conception, or work of art serving as a model for subsequent artists.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

a symbol of someone or something

‘the dolphin is a conventional type of Christ’;

Formnoun

The seat or bed of a hare.

‘As in a form sitteth a weary hare.’;

Typenoun

a person or event in the Old Testament taken as a foreshadowing of someone or something in the New Testament.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

an organism or taxon chosen as having the essential characteristics of its group.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

short for type specimen

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

characters or letters that are printed or shown on a screen

‘bold type’;

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

a piece of metal with a raised letter or character on its upper surface, for use in letterpress printing.

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.

Typenoun

metal types used in letterpress printing

‘the first European printing of books began in 1454 with the invention of movable type’;

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.

Typenoun

a design on either side of a medal or coin.

Formnoun

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

Typenoun

an abstract category or class of linguistic item or unit, as distinct from actual occurrences in speech or writing.

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.’;

Typeverb

write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys

‘he typed out the second draft’; ‘I'm learning to type’;

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.’;

Typeverb

determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs

‘the kidney was typed’;

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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