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  1. for·ma·tion
    IPA[fôrˈmāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: formation

    • noun

      the action of forming or process of being formed:

      a thing that has been formed:

    • noun

      a word that is formed from an already existing word from which it appears to be a derivative, often by removal of a suffix (e.g., laze from lazy and edit from editor).

      the process by which back-formations are formed.

    • noun

      a diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness.
    • noun

      the tendency of a repressed wish or feeling to be expressed at a conscious level in a contrasting form:
    • noun

      the action or process of forming again:
    • noun

      a T-shaped offensive formation, with the halfbacks and fullback positioned in a line parallel to the line of scrimmage.
    • noun

      a word that is formed from an existing word which looks as though it is a derivative, typically by removal of a suffix (e.g. edit from editor).

      the linguistic process by which back-formations develop.

    • noun

      a variety of competitive ballroom dancing in which a team of couples dance a prepared routine.
    • noun

      a diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness.
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