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formatting (See format)

Noun

1 the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing) [syn: formatting, data format, data formatting]
2 the general appearance of a publication

Verb

1 set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out" [syn: arrange]
2 determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
3 divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!" [syn: initialize, initialise] [also: formatting, formatted]formatting n : the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing) [syn: format, data format, data formatting]

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Pronunciation

  • /ˈfɔɹmætiŋ/, /"fOrm

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