Definitions for: Format

[n] the general appearance of a publication
[n] the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
[v] divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
[v] determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
[v] set into a specific format; of printed matter; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

Webster (1913) Definition: For`mat" (f[-o]r`m[.a]" or f[-o]r`m[aum]t"), n. [F. or
G. Cf. Formation.] (Print.)
The shape and size of a book; hence, its external form.

The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger
format than that found convenient for university work.
--G. H.

One might, indeed, protest that the format is a little
too luxurious. --Nature.

Synonyms: arrange, data format, data formatting, formatting, initialise, initialize

See Also: appearance, carve up, change, determine, dissever, divide, high-level formatting, indent, info, information, initialisation, initialization, low-level formatting, publication, rubricate, separate, set, split, split up, visual aspect

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