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noun
a shape having an irregular contour, chiefly used in nonrepresentational art and industrial design.
Linguistics. a linguistic form that can occur by itself, as fire, book, or run.
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Origin of free form

First recorded in 1945–50

Other definitions for free form (2 of 2)

free-form

or free·form

[ adjective free-fawrm; adverb free-fawrm ]
/ adjective ˈfriˌfɔrm; adverb ˈfriˈfɔrm /

adjective
characterized by free form: free-form sculpture.
not organized or planned in a conventional way: a free-form international conglomerate.
encouraged to function or evolve without advance planning; spontaneous: free-form management.
adverb
without restrictions or preconceptions: The children were allowed to paint free-form.

Origin of free-form

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for free form

free form
/ arts /

noun
an irregular flowing shape, often used in industrial or fabric design
adjective free-form
freely flowing, spontaneous
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