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From form +‎ -less.



formless (comparative more formless, superlative most formless)

  1. Without form; shapeless.
    • 1938, Norman Lindsay, Age of Consent, 1st Australian edition, Sydney, N.S.W.: Ure Smith, published 1962, →OCLC, page 32:
      It spread slowly up from the sea-rim, a welling upwards of pure white light, ghosting the beach with silver and drawing the grey bastions of sandstone out of formless space.
    • 1985: Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters. — Genesis 1:2 (New Jerusalem Bible)
  2. (not comparable) Without the use of forms or templates.
    • 2002, Christopher Tacke, Timothy Bassett, Embedded Visual Basic: Windows CE and Pocket PC Mobile Applications:
      You'll be prompted with the New Project dialog (see Figure 1.11) from which you'll have at least two types of projects from which to choose: Windows CE for the Pocket PC Project and Windows CE Formless project.