Definitions for formationfɔrˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formation(noun)

    an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

    "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"

  2. formation, shaping(noun)

    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

  3. constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation(noun)

    the act of forming or establishing something

    "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"

  4. geological formation, formation(noun)

    (geology) the geological features of the earth

  5. formation(noun)

    a particular spatial arrangement

  6. formation(noun)

    natural process that causes something to form

    "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"

  7. formation(noun)

    creation by mental activity

    "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"

Wiktionary

  1. formation(Noun)

    Something possessing structure or form.

  2. formation(Noun)

    The act of assembling a group or structure.

  3. formation(Noun)

    A rock or face of a mountain.

  4. formation(Noun)

    A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.

  5. formation(Noun)

    An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".

  6. formation(Noun)

    The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.

  7. Origin: From formation, from formatio, from formare; see form as verb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formation(noun)

    the act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping

  2. Formation(noun)

    the manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart

  3. Formation(noun)

    a substance formed or deposited

  4. Formation(noun)

    mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations

  5. Formation(noun)

    a group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation

  6. Formation(noun)

    the arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc

  7. Origin: [L. formatio: cf. F. formation.]

Freebase

  1. Formation

    A formation in American football refers to the position players line up in before the start of a down. There are both offensive and defensive formations and there are many formations in both categories.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. formation

    1. An ordered arrangement of troops and/or vehicles for a specific purpose. 2. An ordered arrangement of two or more ships, units, or aircraft proceeding together under a commander.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2497

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formation' in Nouns Frequency: #1033


Translations for formation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • формиране, строй, формация, образуванеBulgarian
  • formigoEsperanto
  • muodostelma, muodostaminen, muodostus, muodostuma, koulutusFinnish
  • izglītībaLatvian
  • formazzjoniMaltese
  • formatie, vorming, rotsformatieDutch
  • formasjonNorwegian
  • formaçãoPortuguese
  • формация, образование, формирование, конструкция, создание, обучение, структура, стройRussian
  • నిర్మాణం, ఏర్పాటుTelugu

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