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# What is the difference between Shape and Form?

Asked by G. GRAY, Last updated: Nov 25, 2023

#### O. Bickis

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee, MBA, Stockton

Shape and form define objects that are situated in space. The factor that makes the major difference between them is that shape is in plain 2D, while the form is in 3D. Form is usually described by lines, while the shape is defined by the number of sides and amount of angles.

The shape is a well-defined and clear border, while form goes into details of making reference to the area formed by the lines. With this, the shape, which is in plain 2D, has the fundamental dimensions of both length and breadth, while the form, which is of 3D, has a third dimension, which is the height.

Forms simply refer to the 3D that is equivalent to a particular shape. For example, the form of a triangle can be a cone, the form of a square can be a rhombus, and the form of a rectangle can be a cuboid.

#### J. Rogers

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J. Rogers, Rosshazlewood, MA, Birmingham

Form and shape define objects that are in space. An example to show the difference between shape and form is a sphere and a circle. A sphere is a form while a circle is a shape. Despite many differences between shape and form, they are often confused with each other because they often portray the same mood, traits, and expressions.

Forms are complex structures. The form is in 3D; it has a third dimension on top of the length and width to the height. Forms are described by the virtue of the area of space bordered by line. Form usually exists beyond the space of shape. Examples of forms are cubes, cones, and spheres.

Shape is in 2D, they are the most basic figures. They are described depending on the number of its sides and some degree its angular relationship, shapes are simple figures that exist in the space of flat and simple drawing, printings, and painting surfaces.

#### Barry Mclean

Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Shape and fear are descriptions of objects that are in space. Shapes have angular relations and are defined by the number of sides that each shape has. A form has a design or a shape that is visible. One of the key differences between the two is the dimension that each is in.

Forms are three dimensional, which has a third dimension at the top of the length and the top of the width. Shapes are two dimensional. This makes shapes have simple dimensions related to the width and length. Forms are equivalent to shapes as forms are the 3D type.

#### I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Shape and form refer to objects located in space, and a shape is defined by angular relations and how many sides it possesses. The form is defined as the visible shape or design of something. The main difference between shape and form is that form comes in 3D, while the shape is plain 2D. A 2D shape has more simple dimensions of width and length, and 3D form boasts the third dimension on top of the width and length.

Forms represent the 3D equivalents of shape. Another difference between the variables of shape and form is where you see them. Upon viewing an artistic piece of art, a printing or painting surface, you automatically see shapes, whereas a form is diverse because it is used to describe certain aspects seen in pottery and metal works. Shapes are more basic fixtures such as squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles, and forms are more complex constructs such as cone, cube, or sphere.