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Dictionary Definition

format

Noun

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

Verb

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Via and , from liber formatus < formo.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈfɔːmæt/
  • a US /ˈfɔːrmæt/, /:fOr.m}

French

Etymology

Noun

format
  1. [[format#English

Etymology 1

From format.

Noun

  1. template

Declension

Etymology 2

Form of the verb forma.

Participle

format

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format in Catalan: Format
format in German: Format
format in Spanish: Formato
format in French: Format
format in Korean: 포맷
format in Italian: Format
format in Dutch: Format
format in Japanese: フォーマット
format in Polish: Format
format in Romanian: Format
format in Russian: Формат
format in Finnish: Formaatti
format in Swedish: Format

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