Glossary F

Formal reasoning is defined as the type of reasoning in which the form of an argument , not its semantic content, is crucial;. reasoning about problems with explicit premises, finite solutions, and well-defined operations.
Formal thought disorder is defined as the state of highly disorganized thinking. It is also known as Loosening of associations .

Formaldehyde is defined as a colorless, pungent gas found in cigarette smoke which it causes irritation of the respiratory system and has been found to be carcinogenic. It is one of the aldehydes .

Formalism is defined as the view that the structure of language is arbitrary and cannot be explained in terms of the meanings language conveys or the communicative functions language serves.

Formant is defined as a concentrated band of energy found in the sound spectrograms of phonemes .

Formant transition is defined as a rapid increase or decrease in frequency at the beginning of a formant. In the speech stimulus, Formant transitions are the rapid shift in frequency that precedes a formant.

Formative assessment is defined as the process of collecting, synthesizing, and interpreting information for the purpose of improving student learning while instruction is taking place; assessment for improvement, not grading.
Formication syndrome refer to symptoms of itching and feeling as if insects were crawling on skin which is caused by using cocaine and amphetamine

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