In terms, form (LH:4), from Greek morphe (μορφή) (NE:718) or eidos, from Latin forma, meaning "shape, figure, image, outline, plan", refers to the shape and structure of some thing as distinguished from its material or body.
The following are quotes:
- “How do we know that that form of atomic and molecular motion we call ‘life’ is the highest of all forms? Perhaps the dominate creature — the most rational and god-like of all beings — is an ‘invisible gas’. Or perhaps it is a flaming and effulgent mass of molten stardust. Who can say that men have souls while rocks have none?”
- (a) Substantial form – Wikipedia.
(b) Form (English → Greek) – WordHippo.
- Form vs matter – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Form – Wiktionary.
- Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
- Compare: the 1999 reflections of Paul Davies on Fred Hoyle's 1956 "living cloud" theory.
- Lovecraft, Howard P. (2010). Against Religion: the Atheistic Writings of H.P. Lovecraft (editor: S.T. Joshi; foreword: Christopher Hitchens) (abs) (Amz) (rocks, pg. 9). Sporting Gentlemen.
- Form – Wikipedia.