Definition of Format

1. Noun. The organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing).

2. Verb. Set (printed matter) into a specific format. "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
Exact synonyms: Arrange
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Indent, Rubricate
Derivative terms: Formatting

3. Noun. The general appearance of a publication.
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Group relationships: Publication

4. Verb. Determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science).
Generic synonyms: Determine, Set
Derivative terms: Formatting

5. Verb. Divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data. "Please format this disk before entering data!"
Exact synonyms: Initialise, Initialize
Generic synonyms: Carve Up, Dissever, Divide, Separate, Split, Split Up
Derivative terms: Formatting, Initialisation, Initialization

Definition of Format

1. n. The shape and size of a book; hence, its external form.

Definition of Format

1. Noun. The layout of a document. ¹

2. Noun. (context: hence) The form of presentation of something. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A file type. ¹

4. Verb. To create or edit the layout of a document. ¹

5. Verb. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page. ¹

6. Verb. (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process. ¹

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Definition of Format

1. to produce in a specified style [v -MATTED, -MATTING, -MATS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Format

formamidopyridine-DNA glycosylase
format (current term)
formate-NADP oxidoreductase
formate-tetrahydrofolate ligase
formate dehydrogenases
formate hydrogen lyase
formatio reticularis
formation rule
formation rules

Literary usage of Format

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1. Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions by Laurie Lewis (1997)
"Institutional characteristic Compile annual security report Stand-alone publication about campus security format for annual security report Part of text of ..."

2. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"PARTICIPANTS AND format Originally the two main participants in this meeting were the Veterinary Resources Branch (VRB), Division of Research Services (DRS) ..."

3. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"Curriculum format Among the numerous approaches to teaching skills to resist social influences to smoke, the format variations are in most cases minor (Best ..."

4. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"(/format Converts an amount in euros to Spanish pesetas Category: Currency Conversion ... format in SAS National Language Support (NLS): User's Guide ..."

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