form from

form from (something)

To arise or be created from something else. This novel formed from unpublished short stories that I wrote in college. An idea for an arrangement began to form from the notes Bill was playing.
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form from something

[for something] to develop from something; [for something] to assume a shape, using something else as raw material. Suddenly, an idea began to form from the things that you had said. It seemed that a figure was forming from the mists arising from the swamps.
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Rocks that form from the cooling of magma are called igneous rocks.
Dispute: Rocks that form from the cooling of magma are called igneous rocks Sedimentary rocks form when particles of other rocks and the remains of plants and animals become cemented together underground
A bank may obtain the standard flood hazard determination form from FEMA, P.O.
A credit union may obtain the standard flood hazard determination form from FEMA, P.O.
"It's not as easy to switch to the LLC form from an S corporation or a regular corporation as it is to start up as an LLC; you run afoul of more rules," she explained.
There is no attempt to derive form from function in the time-honoured Modernist manner, no appeal to an imagined objective realm in order to justify design decisions.