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free-form

[adj. free-fawrm; adv. free-fawrm]
adjective
1.
characterized by free form: free-form sculpture.
2.
not organized or planned in a conventional way: a free-form international conglomerate.
3.
encouraged to function or evolve without advance planning; spontaneous: free-form management.
adverb
4.
without restrictions or preconceptions: The children were allowed to paint free-form.
Also, freeform.


Origin:
1950–55

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free form
 
n
1.  an irregular flowing shape, often used in industrial or fabric design
 
adj
2.  freely flowing, spontaneous

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an approach to jazz improvisation that emerged during the late 1950s, reached its height in the '60s, and remained a major development in jazz thereafter.

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