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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)


  1. formattingnoun

    The style of a document's format

  2. formattingnoun

    The code in a markup language which determines a document's format


  1. formatting

    Formatting, in the context of computers and digital technology, refers to the process of preparing a storage device for use, often by setting up an initial file system. This involves eradicating all existing data on the storage device. In the context of document creation, formatting refers to the way content is arranged on a page, including aspects such as font face, font size, color, paragraph alignment, line spacing, margins, and more. Therefore, the concept of formatting is generally about structuring or arranging elements to suit a specific purpose or requirement.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formatting in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formatting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of formatting in a Sentence

  1. Gene Roddenberry:

    Saying nothing bad about the other shows, but this is the one I'm most excited about, it's going to go back to the formatting of The Original Series. It's the kind of thing we need to get out there to give us hope.

  2. Julia Pollak:

    Make sure Marlo Lyons materials... are very computer readable -- they don't have fancy tables and have crazy formatting, a lot of people make mistakes by being too fancy and they stop themselves from getting through the first hoop because they don't write a resume that is readable by robots.

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