Talk:form

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The definition of the verb here seems skimpy. What does "form" really mean in a manufacturing context?

Our "shape or visible structure" looks right to me. If not, can you show us the sentence where you saw it? Equinox 20:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I added some more verb definitions, since I must agree it was fairly skimpy with just that one definition. --Eivind (t) 20:52, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


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"To develop a conception in mind". I don't think the example sentence is plausible and I think the intended sense is sense 1 (as one would "form an image": shape it). See User_talk:EivindJ#form_new_sense Equinox 21:07, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I just couldn't possibly see how you give an opinion "visible structure", when you "form an opinion" or "form an idea". When it comes to the example sentence: you're probably right ... my bad. Someone who can do better? --Eivind (t) 21:11, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
MWOnline has 9/12 senses/subsenses for this verb, 3 for intransitive, 6/9 for transitive. Encarta has 8. We have 4 total. DCDuring TALK 23:08, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed. But as DCDuring implies, we are missing a lot of senses. —RuakhTALK 13:43, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Form as a guide to sporting fitness[edit]

The 'form guide' is a term used in racing, specifically horse-racing, referring to a publication bettors may consult on the physical condition and past performance of a horse, and by extension, any athlete.

  • 'He has improved his form since his recent defeat' is a construction not uncommon in sports-writing.Bluedawe 00:50, 24 October 2011 (UTC)