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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.]

formatting

(ˈfɔːmætɪŋ)
n
(Computer Science) the style of the format of a computer document
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.formatting - the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)formatting - 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
Translations

formatting

[ˈfɔːmætɪŋ] Nformateado m, formateo m

formatting

n (Comput) → Formatierung f
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