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A prototype of an instrument to be employed in a legal transaction or a judicial proceeding that includes the primary essential matters, the appropriate technical phrases or terms, and any additional material required to render it officially accurate, arranged in suitable and systematic order, and conducive to Adaptation to the circumstances of the particular case.

The expression form of the statute signifies the language or structure of a statute, and, therefore, the restriction or command that it might include, as used in the phrase in criminal Pleading "against the form of statute in that case made and provided."A matter of form, as distinguished from a matter of substance—with respect to pleadings, affidavits, indictments, and other legal instruments—entails the method, style, or form of relating the applicable facts; the selection or arrangement of terms; and other such matters without influencing the essential sufficiency or validity of the instrument, or without reaching the merits.

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In order to estimate the functional form of F([]) given in Eq.
This is clearly an extension of the first functional form, as if [a.sub.2] = 0, CF(t) is constant over time; and CF(t) = [a.sub.1] + [a.sub.2] sin[[a.sub.3] (t + [a.sub.4])], where [a.sub.1], [a.sub.2], [a.sub.3] e [a.sub.4] are four constants.
These two points lead us to the third observation that multi-factor models do have a correct functional form for developed countries, while they could be mis-specified for the emerging markets subgroup.
Three different functional forms for f([d.sub.k]) were considered: the inverse of the distance (1/[d.sub.k]), the inverse of the square of the distance (1/[d.sup.2.sub.k]), and the inverse of the square root of the distance (1/[square root of [d.sub.k]]).
Evaluating different functional forms of investigated time series based on MAPE index (%)
We now follow the example of Diewert and Morrison (1986: 663) and assume that the log of the period t (deflated) GDP function, [g.sup.t] (p,x), has the following translog functional form: (20)
Holmes30 and Leupold31 showed that when the distal extension bases are recorded in functional form least amount of movement of the denture base occurs at the time of placement and forms the most favorable ridgetodenturebase relationship which results in proper stress distribution over residual ridge.
Alston and Wohlgenant showed that the calculation of welfare effects based on linear supply and demand functions and a parallel supply shift cause less than 10 percent deviation from models using supply and demand functions with constant elasticity or any functional form in between.

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