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Meaning of free form

free' form'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a shape having an irregular contour, chiefly used in nonrepresentational art and industrial design.
  2. a linguistic form that can occur by itself, as fire, book, or run. Cf. bound form.

free-form

Pronunciation: (adj.frē'fôrm"adv.frē'fôrm'), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by free form: free-form sculpture.
  2. not organized or planned in a conventional way: a free-form international conglomerate.
  3. encouraged to function or evolve without advance planning; spontaneous: free-form management.
—adv.
  1. without restrictions or preconceptions: The children were allowed to paint free-form.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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