1 the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing) [syn: formatting, data format, data formatting]
2 the general appearance of a publication
1 set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out" [syn: arrange]
2 determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
3 divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!" [syn: initialize, initialise] [also: formatting, formatted]
EtymologyVia and , from liber formatus < formo.
Etymology 1From format.
Etymology 2Form of the verb forma.
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The article title Format could be linked to any of the following articles:
- Film format,
the size of image captured on sheet- or roll-film.
- Medium format (film), medium-sized film format.
- Recording format, for statically holding data on a data storage device.
- Paper format or paper size, the size and shape of paper.
- Bibliographic format
- Content format, for converting data to information.
- Audio format, a medium for storing audio and music.
- Video format or video system, a video encoding and broadcasting system.
- Radio format, musical style and programming philosophy of a radio station.
- TV program format, license to produce and to broadcast a national version of a copyrighted TV program and to use its original title.
- Format art, sub genre of conceptual art inspired på TV program formats
- Conversation format, for communicating information using language.
- Encryption format or scrambling format, for obscuring information using encryption and/or a scrambler.
- File format, way to encode information for storage in a computer file.
- Format (command), command used to format hard disk and manage disks partitions on most operating systems.
- Disk formatting, the layout of data stored in a computer disk.
- Audio file format, a container format for storing audio data on a computer system.
- Container format (digital), for holding digitally encoded data in the form of a software data file.
- Formatted text, opposite of plain text.
- Format (Common Lisp), a command in the Common Lisp programming language.
- Text formatting or typesetting, creating the typeset appearance of a document, including text justification.
- Page formatting or page layout, arrangement and style treatment of elements (content) on a page.
- Carrier signal format, in modulation, for holding data during active wireless transmission.
- Multiplexing format, in multiplexing, for dividing data for active transmission.
- The Format, an independent rock band from Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
- DJ Format, UK hip-hop artist
- The Format (album), by hip-hop artist AZ
- Format Magazine Bi-weekly magazine on the urban aesthetic
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