What does format mean?

Definitions for format
ˈfɔr mætfor·mat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. format, formatting, data format, data formattingnoun

    the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

  2. formatverb

    the general appearance of a publication

  3. format, arrangeverb

    set (printed matter) into a specific format

    "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

  4. formatverb

    determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

  5. format, initialize, initialiseverb

    divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

    "Please format this disk before entering data!"

GCIDE

  1. Formatnoun

    (Print.) the arrangement of the parts of a printed page, such as text and graphics; as, text flowing around an illustration provides a more pleasing format; multiple columns are a more common format for large pages.

  2. Formatnoun

    Hence, The general organization, form, or plan for anything, such as an organized social, political, or entertainment event.

  3. formatverb

    to set into a specific format; -- of printed matter or data recorded on a data soorage medium.

Wiktionary

  1. formatnoun

    The layout of a document.

  2. formatnoun

    The form of presentation of something.

    The radio station changed the format of its evening program.

  3. formatnoun

    A file type.

  4. formatverb

    To create or edit the layout of a document.

  5. formatverb

    Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.

  6. formatverb

    To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.

    I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.

  7. Etymology: Via and, from liber formatus, from formo.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Format

    for′ma, n. of books, &c., the size, form, shape in which they are issued. [Fr.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. format

    1. In photography, the size and/or shape of a negative or of the print therefrom. 2. In cartography, the shape and size of a map or chart.

Editors Contribution

  1. format

    A type of file.

    File format is important and ensures that documents are stored accurately and can be accessed easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 25, 2020  
  2. format

    The structure of a document, file or digital technology.

    The format of the document needed to be changed to ensure it was accessible.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'format' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4478

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'format' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3836

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'format' in Nouns Frequency: #1558

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of format in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of format in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of format in a Sentence

  1. Jordan Spieth:

    To birdie the last two holes is really big for me right now as I'm looking to gain confidence under pressure and test some of the stuff I've been working on, in this matchplay format it feels like you're battling to win a golf tournament on a Saturday or Sunday. So it was really cool to hit some clutch shots and pull off the tie.

  2. Zimbabwean Price:

    So Ryder Cup tells me something must be working, why would you try and invent the wheel and come up with a different format for Ryder Cup ? It would almost be like saying,' Why don't we have eight-round golf tournaments instead of four-round golf tournaments, let's try that ?' .

  3. Lucy Liu:

    Everyone has a different format for how they want to reveal what they are thinking, or what they are seeing, to the audience, i just had to let go of the audience and just started thinking about what I wanted to see.

  4. Olga Zinyakova:

    We feel that this format has undeservedly been forgotten.

  5. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov:

    We hope our Western partners won't stay away, and European countries, primarily France and Germany who are taking part in so called Normandy format, and mainly the U.S. won't do anything to create an illusion for Kiev's government that its actions lead to automatic support in the West.

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