form from (something)

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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 This novel formed from unpublished short stories that I wrote in college.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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After a 0.5 percent drop in 2008, when the interplay between the introduction of the annual Form 944 and the scaling back of the quarterly Form 941 lowered overall filings, the projected annual rate of growth for employment forms from 2010-2016 is a more typical 0.5 percent.
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In the past, a good deal of time was spent on obtaining and maintaining the supply of needed forms from federal and state taxing authorities.
Operation: Data are entered by using a hotkey to go directly to supporting schedules from the 1040 input screens or by selecting one of 59 forms from the federal return screen.