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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_form

Popped up as the second or third hit

Similarly for non-symmetric bilinear forms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilinear_form

where you can find the definitions of the BA bilinear form is symmetric if and only if the maps B_{1},B_{2}: V -> V^{*}are equal, and skew-symmetric if and only if they are negatives of one another. If char(F) ≠ 2 then one can always decompose a bilinear form into a symmetric and a skew-symmetric part as follows

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