[ UK /fˈɔːmæt/ ]
[ US /ˈfɔɹˌmæt/ ]
  1. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    Please format this disk before entering data!
  2. determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
  3. set (printed matter) into a specific format
    Format this letter so it can be printed out
  1. the general appearance of a publication
  2. the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
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How To Use format In A Sentence

  • One infers that all of this would be computerised information.
  • The new taxon is named Gamerabaena, and the authors note, under etymology, "'Gamera refers to the fictional, firebreathing turtle from the 1965 movie Gamera, in allusion to his fire-breathing capabilities and the Hell Creek Formation ... "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."
  • There is so much to enjoy here that it is a pity that a good deal of the information imparted is demonstrably wrong. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The warden of prisons was contacted for information on the convict's behavior on the chain gang, or in a few cases on the State Farm.
  • The formation of coral terraces is interpreted as the product of approximately uniform long-term uplift superimposed on eustatic changes in sea level.
  • Our interneuronal connections in our brain, for example, process information at chemical signaling speeds of a few hundred feet per second, compared to a billion feet per second for electronics - electronics is a million times faster.
  • While maintaining a level of accessibility and providing information are important, this must not dumb the work down, compromise the artists' intentions, or remove the challenge aspect of art that many people thrive on.
  • * A few of the women flipped through photos of Manou's bastide, * observing its before and after transformation. French Word-A-Day:
  • That not only means that more information can be crunched at once, but these chips can also handle more complex instructions.
  • This triangulation of information will help school practitioners make better decisions about students or programs because data from one source can help confirm or disconfirm information from another.
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