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1. Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape. He beat me grievously, in the shape of a woman. (Shak)

2. That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being. Before the gates three sat, On either side, a formidable shape. (milton)

3. A model; a pattern; a mold.

4. Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

5. Dress for disguise; guise. Look better on this virgin, and consider This persian shape laid by, and she appearing In a Greekish dress. (Messinger)

6. A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc, having a cross-section different from merchant bar. A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted. To take shape, to assume a definite form. In shape, having a good muscle tone; healthy. Get into shape, to exercise so as to acquire a good muscle tone.

Origin: OE. Shap, schap, AS. Sceap in gesceap creation, creature, fr. The root of scieppan, scyppan, sceppan, to shape, to do, to effect; akin to OS. Giskeppian, OFries. Skeppa, D. Scheppen, G. Schaffen, OHG. Scaffan, scepfen, skeffen, Icer. Skapa, skepja, Dan. Skabe, skaffe, Sw. Skapa, skaffa, Goth. Gaskapjan, and perhaps to E. Shave, v. Cf. -ship.


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... frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion of the "innate ideas" (built-in ideas, ideas we're ...

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... frighten the young of certain bird species by moving above them along a straight line an object shaped like a bird with outstretched wings. Other shapes won't elicit that reaction. You're almost like Aristotle rejecting Plato's notion of the "innate ideas" (built-in ideas, ideas we're ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Multicellular prokaryote

... with other tissues of the same patient. You can see this in the cyanobacteria and streptomycetes and it's even more obvious in the slime shapes. As you improvement in your knowing of chemistry, this will become even more obvious.

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by shantis
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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... they do share a similar fractal organization, and specific structures (xylem, phloem, leaves, etc) are highly organized with tightly constrained shapes. Meanwhile, there is some definition to the shape of cyanobacteria, and organization regarding where the heterocysts form. But there are better ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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holographic origin of life

... hypothesize that someday the whole system becomes extremely complicated.We could not see nothing more but a mixture of colours and shapes.This is life.But human is a part of this complicated system which means that he sees things in a mirror like way,because he is in the system.so ...

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by minasole
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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