form form 2 verb
1. [transitive] to establish a company, an organization, or a committee:

• Coca-Cola Amatil formed a joint venture with Tirtalina Group of Indonesia.

• A committee was formed to look at the whole issue of bonuses for staff.

• North American Vehicle Imports is a newly formed company with two principal partners.

2. [intransitive] when a company, organization, or committee forms, it is established:

• This was something that was not considered when the United Nations first formed.

3. form an alliance/​partnership/​coalition to establish a relationship of working together:

• Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Australian-based Mincom formed an alliance to jointly market computer services and software to the mining industry.

— forming noun [uncountable] :

• The forming of US Steel marked a turning point in his career.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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