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[bahy-fawrm] /ˈbaɪˌfɔrm/
noun, Linguistics
1.
a closely related and sometimes less frequent form, as spelt for spelled; variant.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for by-form

by-form

noun
1.
a subsidiary or variant form
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