[fawr-mer] /ˈfɔr mər/ adjective 1. preceding in time; prior or earlier: during a former stage in the proceedings. 2. past, long past, or ancient: in former times. 3. preceding in order; being the first of two: Our former manufacturing process was too costly. 4. being the first mentioned of two (distinguished from ): The former […]
[fawr-mer-lee] /ˈfɔr mər li/ adverb 1. in time past; in an earlier period or age; previously: a custom formerly observed. 2. Obsolete. in time just past; just now. /ˈfɔːməlɪ/ adverb 1. at or in a former time; in the past 2. (obsolete) in the immediate past; just now adv. 1580s, from former + -ly (2). […]
[fawrm] /fɔrm/ noun, British. 1. (def 30). /fɔːm/ noun 1. (printing) type matter, blocks, etc, assembled in a chase and ready for printing language, music An object-oriented language for music composition and synthesis, written in VLISP. [“Formes: Composition and Scheduling of Processes”, X. Rodet & P. Cointe, Computer Music J 8(3):32-50 (Fall 1984)]. (1996-06-24)
noun 1. Computers. the design specifications of computing electronics that enforce uniformity and allow interchangeability of components: the form factor for circuit boards. 2. the physical dimensions of an electronic device: The form factor of the new phone is thinner and lighter than that of the older models.