1
: having or being an irregular or asymmetrical shape or design
free-form furniture
2
: free sense 12b
free-form dancing

Examples of free-form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leos Carax will get a Cannes Premiere screening for his latest, C’est Pas Moi, a free-form self-portrait of the life and work of the Holy Motors and Annette director. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2024 The opening and ending of the show are both entertaining, but the free-form, clue-hunting middle section was repetitive and unfocused. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 The latest feature in this vein is called free-form ads. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 16 Mar. 2024 This article proposes a novel free-form and truss-structured modular self-reconfigurable robot called FreeSN, containing node and strut modules. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Mar. 2024 The free-form activities of kids on a block, in any case, represent a very different situation from that of her kindergarten class. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 On the stand-up stage, comedian Kate Berlant is a lot — a lot of exaggerated faces, a lot of abrupt free-form physicality and a lot of on-a-dime thematic pivots. Leigh-Ann Jackson, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 Don’t despair if your slices look more ... free-form. Bonnie Berkowitz, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 Today’s chefs can adopt a different style for each course: free-form, organic, futuristic or no plate at all. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of free-form was in 1942

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“Free-form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free-form. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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