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by-form

[ bahy-fawrm ]
/ ˈbaɪˌfɔrm /
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noun Linguistics.
a closely related and sometimes less frequent form, as spelt for spelled; variant.
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Origin of by-form

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for by-form

by-form

noun
a subsidiary or variant form
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