Definitions for formationfɔrˈmeɪ ʃən
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an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
"a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
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"
geological formation, formation(noun)
(geology) the geological features of the earth
a particular spatial arrangement
natural process that causes something to form
"the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
creation by mental activity
"the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"
Something possessing structure or form.
The act of assembling a group or structure.
A rock or face of a mountain.
A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
Origin: From formation, from formatio, from formare; see form as verb.
the act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping
the manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart
a substance formed or deposited
mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations
a group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation
the arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc
Origin: [L. formatio: cf. F. 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. 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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'formation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2497
Rank popularity for the word 'formation' in Nouns Frequency: #1033
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- формиране, строй, формация, образуванеBulgarian
- muodostelma, muodostaminen, muodostus, muodostuma, koulutusFinnish
- formatie, vorming, rotsformatieDutch
- формация, образование, формирование, конструкция, создание, обучение, структура, стройRussian
- నిర్మాణం, ఏర్పాటుTelugu
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