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Having a combination of features or qualities of two distinct forms.

[Latin bifōrmis : bi-, two; see bi-1 + fōrma, form; see form.]
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(ˈbaɪˌfɔːm) or


having or combining the characteristics of two forms, as a centaur
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Adj.1.biform - having or combining two formsbiform - having or combining two forms; "a biform crystal"; "the biform body of a mermaid"
formed - having or given a form or shape
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Composed of two parts or things:
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CAD suggests that busratu is a biform of bussurtu, which would allow it to be singular here (B: 346).
Biform game theory informs us that the bank should also be using the threat of undersupply of credit credibly if it wants to have the upper hand in its deals with its borrowers.
Even though it has the biform monster at its centre, this is not a labyrinth as mythical threat, but a labyrinth as mode of contemplation, and as metaphor for life itself.
He examines a core imputation with variable bargaining power, introduces bargaining power biform games, sketches a theory of intertemporal cooperative games, and closes with a theory of enterprise.
The poet Peter Steele seems better inspired when considering the "fact that we are so biform;" that is, we are very much part of the natural order, and yet we also "stand out" from all other creatures as the "wild cards of thought" (p.
(G&E: 861-862) Sone so it was lith of day, Grim it under-tok [thorn]e wey (H: 663-664) And at [thorn]e croiz, [thorn]at he biform lay, Si[thorn]en yede grotinde awey.
Fudge argues that Bacon's notion of the "biform," rather than the binary that the New Science was building itself upon, is most telling.
(12) He must retrace the path marked from and leading back to his nominal origin; his biform name is both linguistic origin and anatomical destiny in the pool.
"SUBTLE," set in Photo-Lettering's Dave Davison Epanoul Biform 3, serves as an example.
The element n, including its biform -na, is reflected in forms such as Ge'ez zentu (ms) and Aramaic 'illen (cp) and dna (ms).
With regard to the fascinating cases of what is called the biform (pp.