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  1. for·mat
    IPA[ˈfôrˌmat]
  2. noun

    • 1. the way in which something is arranged or set out:

      the format of the funeral service
    • 2. the shape, size, and presentation of a book or periodical:

      the format is A4 on newsprint (as modifier, in combination) large-format paperbacks
    • 3. the medium in which a sound recording is made available:

      the album is available as a CD as well as on LP and cassette formats
    • 4. a defined structure for the processing, storage, or display of data:

      a data file in binary format

    verb

    • 1. (especially in computing) arrange or put into a format:

      how to format a document
    • 2. prepare (a storage medium) to receive data:

      you will be able to format a disk
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: format, plural noun: formats

    • v.: verb: format, 3rd person present: formats, gerund or present participle: formatting, past tense: formatted, past participle: formatted

    • noun

      the way in which something is arranged or set out:

      the shape, size, and presentation of a book or periodical:

    • verb

      (especially in computing) arrange or put into a format:

      prepare (a storage medium) to receive data:

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