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EN[ˈfɔɹmɚ] [ˈfɔːmə] [-ɔː(ɹ)mə(ɹ)]
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  • A former is a structural member of an aircraft fuselage, of which a typical fuselage has a series from the nose to the empennage, typically perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the aircraft.
  • The Former-and-Longeron technique was adopted from boat construction (also called stations and stringers), and was typical of light aircraft built until the advent of structural skins such as fiberglass and other composite materials.
  • They are also found in the cores of potentiometers in which the resistive material is wrapped round.
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    Definition of former in English Dictionary

  • NounPLformersPREfor-SUF-mer
    1. Someone who forms something; a maker; a creator or founder.
      1. Dave was the former of the company.
    2. An object used to form something, such as a template, gauge, or cutting die.
      1. The brick arch was built using a wooden former.
    3. (chiefly Britain, used in combinations) Someone in, or of, a certain form (class).
      1. Fifth-former
      2. Sixth-former.
  • Adjective
    1. Previous.
      1. A former president;  the former East Germany ‎
    2. First of aforementioned two items. Used with the, often without a noun.
      1. The former is a good idea but the latter is not. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Norwich were back on level terms through an equally stunning finish by Morison in the 53rd minute, the former Millwall player letting fly from the edge of the area after being teed-up by Leon Barnett.
      • e.g. Jeb Stuart, "James Ewell Brown Stuart", a Confederate general Jeb Bush, "John Ellis Bush", former governor of Florida
      • Asturia's former margraviate Castilia became a realm itself, annexed all Asturia in 1037 and turned it into a titular principality as Castilia's (and later Spain's) royal primogeniture in 1388
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • A form of these lissoneoids somewhat resemble the trochoidal forms, the latter being more hollow than the former.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. fr former
      2. en formerly
      3. en formers
      4. fr formera
      5. fr formeras
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of former for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "former" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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