Formé

Definitions

  • Stele in the Form of a Door
    Stele in the Form of a Door
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Forme First. "Adam our forme father."
    • a Formé (Her) Same as Paté or Patté.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

One of the Forms Of Egyptian Scales One of the Forms Of Egyptian Scales
SobkÛ, the God of The FayÛm, Under The Form Of A Sacred Crocodile SobkÛ, the God of The FayÛm, Under The Form Of A Sacred Crocodile
Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes Showing the Greek cross form and position of the domes
Forming points with cords Forming points with cords
Scale of forms Scale of forms
Forms of pots Forms of pots
Forms of jar-shaped bottles Forms of jar-shaped bottles
Vessel of eccentric form: Arkansas.--1/3 Vessel of eccentric form: Arkansas.--1/3

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Britain, one out of every four potatoes is eaten in the form of french fries
    • forme Former; first.
    • n forme A Middle English spelling of form, still retained in English and Scotch usage among printers. See form, n., 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The music band UB40 got its name from an unemployment form in England
    • Forme a long seat, a bench: the pupils on a form, a class: the bed of a hare, which takes its shape from the animal's body
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Quotations

  • Fredrich
    Fredrich
    “Never to talk to ones self is a form of hypocrisy.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne%20Dyer
    “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.”
  • Robert Collier
    Robert%20Collier
    “Pictures help you to form the mental mold...”
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred%20A.%20Allen
    “Imitation is the sincerest form of television.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.”
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton%20Friedman
    “Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”

Idioms

In perfect form - When something is as it ought to be. Or, when used cynically, it may refer to someone whose excesses are on display; a caricature.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE., fr. AS. forma,. See Foremost

Usage

In literature:

So Phoebus leaped into the sea, and changed his form to the form of a dolphin, and hastened to meet the ship.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The form, then, should suit the matter; and it should be the form in which the author can work.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
A tabular form inserted in the Appendix lists the foregoing headings and their principal subdivisions within the Estimate Form.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
These varieties, especially the cystic form, attain greater dimensions than any other form of goitre.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Let a derivative word be formed accordingly, i.e., on the notion that the nominative form and the radical form coincide.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The inferences from these transitional forms seem to be: 1.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The worst form it can have is that of a vertical plane or upright flat, and next to this the worst form is an inclined plane.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The nucleus of an ordinary cell presents itself in the form of a nearly spherical vesicle.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
But if they see forms differently, one must see falsely, because the form is positive in the object.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Murres are similar in form to the Guillemots, but are larger, being about 16 inches in length.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
They formed a large majority of the new Government and a Liberal Cabinet was formed.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The form of the threads, and the form and disposition of the spores, vary according to the genera of which this order is composed.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The "Golden Vein" in Munster, which stretches from Cashel in Tipperary to near Limerick, probably forms the most fertile part of the country.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The form in art of this kind is, strictly speaking, not form at all.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
Our flotilla here broke up, and the persons who had formed its floating community separated, each to pursue his several way, and separate views.
"Western Scenes and Reminiscences" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Giants degraded forms of original Aryan personifications of the forces of nature.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
Formaldehyde in the form of candles for burning or in a liquid form is a good disinfectant.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
FORM: The cross-section is flattened.
"Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types" by James W. Cambron
The hypothesis is, that in their choice of forms men are unconsciously influenced by the forms encircling them.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
With the views just stated, a committee of seven bishops was formed to pronounce on the religious tie.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
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In poetry:

And, near the fragrant jessamine,
I mused in garden glade,
A phantom form appeared to me
Beneath the hawthorn shade.
"The Highland Girl's Lament" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
Can all that Optics teach unfold
Thy form to please me so,
As when I dreamt of gems and gold
Hid in thy radiant bow?
"To The Rainbow" by Thomas Campbell
When I survey the stars,
And all their shining forms,
Lord, what is man, that worthless thing,
Akin to dust and worms?
"Psalm 8" by Isaac Watts
Yet at midnight if here walking,
When the moon sheets wall and tree,
I see forms of old time talking,
Who smile on me.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
It’s monstrous, horrid, shocking,
Beyond the power of thinking,
Not to know, interlocking
Is no mere form of linking.
"Cats Cradle Song," by James Clerk Maxwell
Now some of you who read these lines,
May try to form within your minds,
The reason why I write this rhyme—
I like her.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

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The Chicago photographer shows prints of collaged images in "Ill Form and Void Full".
Workshops gave way to academies, then artists rebelled against the academies—and ended up forming their own artist-run schools like the Bauhaus and Black Mountain College.
High or Low Art Form .
And then there is the video above, that takes the same hijinks you're thinking of and turns it into something of an art form .
UC San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, Form Partnership.
Art Museum Toilets Elevated to an Art Form .
Is photography a dying art form .
Spoken-word artists on their art form , the National Poetry Slam, and one another.
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In science:

The Witt-Jacobson Lie algebras are derivation algebras of truncated divided power algebras and the remaining three families are the subalgebras of derivations fixing a volume form, a Hamiltonian form and a contact form, respectively.
Infinitesimal deformations of restricted simple Lie algebras I
There, a normal form was defined for a large class of piecewise-defined expressions through the use of a very simple set of primitive elements; as well, clear steps were given to modify this normal form to give a canonical form.
A canonical form for some piecewise defined functions
The Witt-Jacobson Lie algebras are derivation algebras of truncated divided power algebras and the remaining three families are the subalgebras of derivations fixing a volume form, a Hamiltonian form and a contact form, respectively.
Infinitesimal deformations of restricted simple Lie algebras II
The other three families are defined as m-th derived algebras of the subalgebras of derivations fixing a volume form, a Hamiltonian form and a contact form, respectively.
Restricted simple Lie algebras and their infinitesimal deformations
To define G∗j (κ) , note that every element of M has the form j (f )(κ), where f : κ → V is a function in V , and so every element of M [G∗ j (κ) ] has the form σGj (κ) , where σ has the form j (f )(κ).
Large Cardinals and Definable Well-Orderings of the Universe
Let ω be the K¨ahler form ωF S + ωM , where ωF S denotes the Fubini-Study form of CP 1 and ωM is the standard K¨ahler form of M .
Poisson structures and generalized Kahler structures
Recall that an algebra C over a field k is said to be a composition algebra if it is endowed with a regular quadratic form q (that is, its polar form b(x, y ) = q(x + y ) − q(x) − q(y ) is a nondegenerate symmetric bilinear form) such that q(xy ) = q(x)q(y ) for any x, y ∈ C .
Models of some simple modular Lie superalgebras
So, while it should not surprise that Riemann tensor has a form with the first couple of Lorentz indices and the second couple with tensorial ones, Cartan tensor should have either all the indices in the tensorial form or all the indices in the Lorentzian form.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
In the original form of the IBM (often referred to as IBM 1) no distinction is made between nucleon pairs formed of protons and pairs formed of neutrons.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Here we use the fact that H† πf allows differential forms with overconvergent coefficients and the multiplication by eπ(f (xp )−f (x)) transforms a form of this kind into another form of the same kind.
Twisted de Rham cohomology, homological definition of the integral and "Physics over a ring"
They are then endowed with a nondegenerate quadratic multiplicative form n (so that n(x ∗ y ) = n(x)n(y ) for any x, y ), and this form satisfies that the associated polar form n(x, y ) = n(x + y ) − n(x) − n(y ) is associative: n(x ∗ y , z ) = n(x, y ∗ z ) for any x, y , z .
Jordan gradings on exceptional simple Lie algebras
By the definition of the symplectic forms on a coadjoint orbit the restriction of the symplectic form of G · y to Gx · y is just the pull-back by pr of the symplectic form of the Gx coadjoint orbit Gx · pr(y ).
Convexity properties of generalized moment maps
Then any nonzero staircase form f of type µ of bidegree (d1 , d2) is in the ideal I
Notes on a minimal set of generators for the radical ideal defining the diagonal locus of $(\C^2)^n$
As an immediate consequence, any minimal staircase form of partition type µ generates all the minimal staircase forms of the same partition type µ, modulo I
Notes on a minimal set of generators for the radical ideal defining the diagonal locus of $(\C^2)^n$
In the radiative transfer equations are written in the standard time-dependent form, while (4.4) is written in a time-harmonic form in a reference frame moving with the background velocity along the z -axis corresponding to the form set forth in .
Coupled paraxial wave equations in random media in the white-noise regime
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