2. A bodily shape: Some people strive to develop a form of the body which has appeal for another person or other people; such as, a shapely form has a special appeal for modeling, acting in movies, on TV, etc.
The statistical researcher's job was to give form to the ideas of the committee and so Tami was going to create a form to send to the group's colleagues.
Before c, f, g, l, n, p, q, r, s, and t; ad- is changed to ac-, af-, ag-, al-, an-, ap-, aq-, ar-, as-, and at-.
In other words, the d of ad usually changes into the same letter as the first letter of the following root or word when it is a consonant: ad-fix becomes affix, and ad-sign becomes assign; therefore, making a double consonant.
Another example includes: attract as with ad-tract (drawn towards); so it has a double t. On the other hand when ad- precedes a vowel, as with adapt, it is simply ad-apt, with one d. For the same reason, there is only one d in adore and adumbrate, because ad- has combined with orare and umbra each of which starts with a vowel.
So, remember: since these Latin words begin with vowels and not consonants, the d of ad does not double as shown in the previous examples.
- Arcs, bands of arching light extending across the sky.
- Rays, beams of light, appearing singularly or in bundles.
- Draperies, sheets of light spreading across the sky.
- Crowns, rays which seem to emanate from a common point.
- Diffuse aurora, scattered cloud-like surfaces.
The English nouns, perseverance, information, are uncountable nouns (or "mass nouns), at least in their primary meanings.
With such terms, it is not proper to say that there is one perseverance, nor that there are many perseverances or many informations.2. Some dictionaries use the entry for a noun with the label [noncount] when it doesn't have a plural form or when it refers to something that can't be counted.
3. When a word can be used as both a singular noun and a plural noun, certain dictionaries will label it count, noncount.