free-form


free-form
adj. /free"fawrm'/; adv. /free"fawrm"/, adj.
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.
adv.
4. without restrictions or preconceptions: The children were allowed to paint free-form. Also, freeform.
[1950-55]

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