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former meaning

EN[ˈfɔɹmɚ]
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WFormer
  • A former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage, The Former-and-Longeron technique was adopted from boat construction (also called stations and stringers), They are also found in the cores of potentiometers in which the resistive material is wrapped round.
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  • NounPLformersPREfor-SUF-mer
    1. Someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.
      1. Dave was the former of the company.
    2. An object used to form something, such as a template, gauge, or cutting die.
      1. The brick arch was built using a wooden former.
    3. (chiefly Britain, used in combinations) Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
      1. Fifth-former
      2. Sixth-former.
  • Adjective
    1. Previous.
      1. A former president;  the former East Germany ‎
    2. First of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
      1. The former is a good idea but the latter is not. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The final started with £85m worth of striking talent on the bench as Carroll was a Liverpool substitute and Chelsea's Fernando Torres missed out on a starting place against his former club.
      • For example, C# distinguishes between "statically-typed" and "dynamically-typed" variables; uses of the former are checked statically, while uses of the latter are checked dynamically.
      • Bruce's daughter, Marjory, and his sister Mary, were likewise to be encaged, the former in the Tower of London, the latter in Roxburghe Castle.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • A form of these lissoneoids somewhat resemble the trochoidal forms, the latter being more hollow than the former.

Meaning of former for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "former" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Difficultness: Level 1
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