Definition of forme in English:


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Pronunciation: /fɔːm
(also form)


  • 1A body of type secured in a chase for printing.
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    • In many cases, the formes are reminders of the work of the individual tradesmen whose handiwork has outlived them.
    • Elastomeric materials have long been used to produce printing blocks, printing rollers, printing formes and elastomeric covered printing sleeves for flexographic printing.
  • 1.1A quantity of film arranged for making a plate.


late 15th century: variant of form.

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