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for·mat

 (fôr′măt′)
n.
1. A plan for the organization and arrangement of a specified production.
2. The material form or layout of a publication.
3. Computers
a. The arrangement of data for storage or display.
b. A method for achieving such an arrangement.
tr.v. for·mat·ted, for·mat·ting, for·mats
1. To plan or arrange in a specified form: They formatted the conference so that each speaker had less than 15 minutes to deliver a paper.
2. Computers
a. To divide (a disk) into marked sectors to allow for the storage of data.
b. To determine the arrangement of (data) for storage or display.

[French, ultimately from Latin fōrmātus, past participle of fōrmāre, to form, from fōrma, form.]

format

(ˈfɔːmæt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the general appearance of a publication, including type style, paper, binding, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) an approximate indication of the size of a publication as determined by the number of times the original sheet of paper is folded to make a leaf. See also duodecimo, quarto
3. style, plan, or arrangement, as of a television programme
4. (Computer Science) computing
a. the defined arrangement of data encoded in a file or for example on magnetic disk or CD-ROM, essential for the correct recording and recovery of data on different devices
b. the arrangement of text on printed output or a display screen, or a coded description of such an arrangement
vb (tr) , -mats, -matting or -matted
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to arrange (a book, page, etc) into a specified format
[C19: via French from German, from Latin liber formātus volume formed]

for•mat

(ˈfɔr mæt)

n., v. -mat•ted, -mat•ting. n.
1. the shape and size of a book as determined by the number of times the original sheet has been folded to form the leaves. Compare duodecimo, folio (def. 2), octavo, quarto.
2. the general physical appearance of a book, magazine, or newspaper.
3. the organization, plan, style, or type of something.
4. the arrangement of data for computer input or output, as the number of fields in a database record or the margins in a report.
5. the programming featured by a radio or television station: a talk-show format.
v.t.
6. to plan or provide a format for.
7.
a. to set the format of (computer data input or output).
b. to prepare (a computer disk) for writing and reading.
v.i.
8. to devise a format.
[1830–40; < French < German < Latin (liber) fōrmātus]
for′mat•ter, n.

format

1. In photography, the size and/or shape of a negative or of the print therefrom.
2. In cartography, the shape and size of a map or chart.

format


Past participle: formatted
Gerund: formatting

Imperative
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format
Present
I format
you format
he/she/it formats
we format
you format
they format
Preterite
I formatted
you formatted
he/she/it formatted
we formatted
you formatted
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Present Continuous
I am formatting
you are formatting
he/she/it is formatting
we are formatting
you are formatting
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Present Perfect
I have formatted
you have formatted
he/she/it has formatted
we have formatted
you have formatted
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Past Continuous
I was formatting
you were formatting
he/she/it was formatting
we were formatting
you were formatting
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Past Perfect
I had formatted
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he/she/it had formatted
we had formatted
you had formatted
they had formatted
Future
I will format
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we will format
you will format
they will format
Future Perfect
I will have formatted
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you will have formatted
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Future Continuous
I will be formatting
you will be formatting
he/she/it will be formatting
we will be formatting
you will be formatting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been formatting
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he/she/it has been formatting
we have been formatting
you have been formatting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been formatting
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he/she/it will have been formatting
we will have been formatting
you will have been formatting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been formatting
you had been formatting
he/she/it had been formatting
we had been formatting
you had been formatting
they had been formatting
Conditional
I would format
you would format
he/she/it would format
we would format
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Past Conditional
I would have formatted
you would have formatted
he/she/it would have formatted
we would have formatted
you would have formatted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.format - the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)format - the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
info, information - a message received and understood
high-level formatting - (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
initialisation, initialization, low-level formatting - (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
2.format - the general appearance of a publication
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Verb1.format - set (printed matter) into a specific formatformat - set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
indent - set in from the margin; "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"
rubricate - furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics; "the manuscript is not rubricated"
2.format - determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
set, determine - fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules"
3.format - divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

format

noun arrangement, form, style, make-up, look, plan, design, type, appearance, construction, presentation, layout They met to discuss the format of future negotiations.
Translations
تَشْكِيلشَكْل، حَجْميُجَهِّز قٌرْص الحاسوبيُعيدُ تَهِيئَة
formátformátovatnaformátovat
formatformatere
muotoillamuotoiluformatoidamuoto
formatformatirati
formattál
lögun, form; sniî
図書形態形式を定める
포맷하다형식
formatasformuoti
formatetformāts
formátovať
formatformatera
จัดรูปแบบรูปแบบ
định dạnghình dạngthiết kế

format

[ˈfɔːmæt]
A. Nformato m
B. VT (Comput) → formatear
C. CPD format line N (Comput) → línea f de formato

format

[ˈfɔːrmæt]
n
(= arrangement) → format m
a new format → un nouveau format
[software] → format m
vtformater

format

n (as regards size) → Format nt; (as regards content) → Aufmachung f; (Rad, TV, of programme) → Struktur f; (of computer data, recording)Format nt; page formatSeitenformat nt
vt (Comput) disk, page, paragraphformatieren

format

[ˈfɔːˌmæt]
1. nformato
2. vt (Comput) → formattare

format

(ˈfoːmӕt) noun
shape and size, eg that of a book, magazine etc.
verb
to prepare a new computer disk for storing information.

format

تَشْكِيل, يُعيدُ تَهِيئَة formát, formátovat format, formatere Format, formattieren δίνω σχήμα, μορφότυπος dar formato, formato muoto, muotoilla format, formater format, formatirati formato, formattare 図書形態, 形式を定める 포맷하다, 형식 formatteren, indeling format, formatere format, sformatować formatar, formato размечать, формат format, formatera จัดรูปแบบ, รูปแบบ format, formatlamak định dạng, hình dạng 形式, 格式化
References in classic literature ?
Prettyman, feeling that it was an occasion on which format language must be used.
transcriber's note: These "advertisements" appeared in the format that would have been used in a newspaper or magazine ad section--that is in two columns for the smaller ads, and in quarter, half, full and double page layouts for the others.
Some public librarians focus on the elderly population, who read popular books, newspapers, and magazines translated into an alternate format such as audiotape (Evans, 2000).
I'm hopeful that different studios and hardware manufacturers will come to the party and help bring around a united single format.
The DVD-Video format is essentially a publishing format for one-time-only mastering.
This is because many seniors, and even some people in their late forties, need to increase the text on Web pages and flow it to their screen size in order to see properly, and the format doesn't allow that.
However, storing documents in paper format requires large amounts of space for storage and lengthy time for retrieving even thoroughly indexed documents.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to adopt a standard format to present nutrition information on labels of meat and poultry products.
1 of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification.
The MIT Libraries are working with the open-source digital repository platform called DSpace[TM] to explore the problem of capturing digital research, education material, and publications in any format and preserve them over time; to conduct research and experimentation to learn more about the issues; and to identify what larger, community-based infrastructure is needed by research institutions in order to make digital preservation a practical reality.