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Adjective
/riˈfôrm/,
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reforming, present participle; reformed, past tense; reforms, 3rd person singular present; reformed, past participle;
  1. Of, denoting, or pertaining to Reform Judaism
    • - a Reform rabbi
Verb
  1. Make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it
    • - an opportunity to reform and restructure an antiquated schooling model
  2. Bring about a change in (someone) so that they no longer behave in an immoral, criminal, or self-destructive manner
    • - the state has a duty to reform criminals
    • - a reformed gambler
  3. (of a person) Change oneself in such a way
    • - it was only when his drunken behavior led to blows that he started to reform
  4. Subject (hydrocarbons) to a catalytic process in which straight-chain molecules are converted to branched forms for use in gasoline

Noun
  1. The action or process of reforming an institution or practice
    • - the reform of the divorce laws
    • - economic reforms

  1. make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
  2. a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
  3. a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
  4. bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
  5. produce by cracking; "reform gas"
  6. self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
  7. Reform means to put or change into an improved form or condition; to amend or improve by change of color or removal of faults or abuses.
  8. Reform is an evangelical organization within Anglicanism, active in the Church of England and the Church of Ireland. ...
  9. Reform, also referred to as Reform Magazine, is an editorially-independent monthly subscription magazine published by the United Reformed Church.
  10. Reform is a Swedish music group that was formed in Stockholm in 1998 by Jesper Bergman, Johan Klaeson and Anders Bergman. The group started playing tunes from Miles Davis' early fusion period (1969-1975), but later turned to their own material.
  11. Reform is a British centre right think tank based in London, whose declared mission is to set out a better way to deliver public services and economic prosperity via private sector involvement and market de-regulation. Reform describes itself as independent and non-partisan. ...
  12. Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government; To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to ...
  13. (Reforming) A chemical process in which hydrogen-containing fuels like natural gas react with steam, oxygen, or carbon dioxide to produce a hydrogen-rich gas stream.
  14. (Reforming) The thermal or catalytic conversion of petroleum naphtha into more volatile products with higher BTU ratings.
  15. (Reforming) A chemical process that uses heat in presence of a catalyst to break down a substance into desired components; e.g., natural gas or light oils may be reformed into lower Btu fuel gas. Also used to describe the process of refining gasoline designed to burn with fewer emissions.
  16. (Reforming) A refining process whereby short chain molecules in certain crude distillation products are chemically recombined (reformed) by means of heat, pressure, and usually, catalytic reaction to form higher value long chain molecules.
  17. (Reforming) Refinery process aimed at improving gasoline quality by changing chemical characteristics rather than breaking up molecules, as in cracking.
  18. A movement that attempts to institute improved social and political conditions without revolutionary change.
  19. One of the major movements of Judaism, believing that Jewish law was inspired by G-d and one can choose which laws to follow.
  20. after a wave breaks, the swell energy can continue to travel forward and reform into another wave on its way to the beach. ...
  21. movement which challenges Orthodoxy by adapting Jewish thought and practice to the needs of the present-day world.
  22. electoral reform, or Reform as it became known, was a movement in the 1800s for increasing the democratization of Parliament and voting rights; social reform was concerned with changing conditions for the better, especially for the poor
  23. Changing the law to ostensibly improve something or correct wrongs of the past. Think health care reform, financial reform, campaign finance reform, immigration reform... the list goes on.
  24. a relatively recent branch of Judaism that accepts the Torah as the word of G-d, but unlike the Orthodox Jewish community, feels that it is not faultless or eternal. ...
  25. failed to win a seat in the 1988 federal election, but its percentage of the electoral vote was encouraging, especially in Alberta.