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English noun: format

1. format (communication) the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)


Synonymsdata format, data formatting, formatting


Broader (hypernym)info, information


Narrower (hyponym)high-level formatting, initialisation, initialization, low-level formatting


Domain categorycomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

2. format (attribute) the general appearance of a publication


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Part meronympublication


English verb: format

1. format (creation) set (printed matter) into a specific format


SamplesFormat this letter so it can be printed out.


Synonymsarrange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)indent, rubricate

2. format (cognition) determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)determine, set

3. format (change) divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data


SamplesPlease format this disk before entering data!.


Synonymsinitialise, initialize


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up









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