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 for Forming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Form \Form\ (f[^o]rm), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Formed (f[^o]rmd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Forming.] [F. former, L. formare, fr.
     forma. See Form, n.]
     1. To give form or shape to; to frame; to construct; to make;
        to fashion.
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              God formed man of the dust of the ground. --Gen. ii.
                                                    7.
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              The thought that labors in my forming brain. --Rowe.
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     2. To give a particular shape to; to shape, mold, or fashion
        into a certain state or condition; to arrange; to adjust;
        also, to model by instruction and discipline; to mold by
        influence, etc.; to train.
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              'T is education forms the common mind. --Pope.
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              Thus formed for speed, he challenges the wind.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To go to make up; to act as constituent of; to be the
        essential or constitutive elements of; to answer for; to
        make the shape of; -- said of that out of which anything
        is formed or constituted, in whole or in part.
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              The diplomatic politicians . . . who formed by far
              the majority.                         --Burke.
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     4. To provide with a form, as a hare. See Form, n., 9.
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              The melancholy hare is formed in brakes and briers.
                                                    --Drayton.
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     5. (Gram.) To derive by grammatical rules, as by adding the
        proper suffixes and affixes.
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     6. (Elec.) To treat (plates) so as to bring them to fit
        condition for introduction into a storage battery, causing
        one plate to be composed more or less of spongy lead, and
        the other of lead peroxide. This was formerly done by
        repeated slow alternations of the charging current, but
        now the plates or grids are coated or filled, one with a
        paste of red lead and the other with litharge, introduced
        into the cell, and formed by a direct charging current.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forming \Form"ing\, n.
     The act or process of giving form or shape to anything; as,
     in shipbuilding, the exact shaping of partially shaped
     timbers.
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