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Meaning of FORMAT

Pronunciation:  'format

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the general appearance of a publication
  2. [n]  the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
  3. [v]  divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
  4. [v]  determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
  5. [v]  set into a specific format; of printed matter; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

FORMAT is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: arrange, data format, data formatting, formatting, initialise, initialize
 See Also: appearance, carve up, change, determine, dissever, divide, high-level formatting, indent, info, information, initialisation, initialization, low-level formatting, publication, rubricate, separate, set, split, split up, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For`mat"\ (f[-o]r`m[.a]" or f[-o]r`m[aum]t"), n. [F. or
G. Cf. {Formation}.] (Print.)
The shape and size of a book; hence, its external form.

      The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger
      format than that found convenient for university work.
                                               --G. H.

      One might, indeed, protest that the format is a little
      too luxurious.                           --Nature.

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