• (British) IPA: /ˈfɔː(ɹ).mæt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfɔːɹ.mæt/

format (plural formats)

  1. The layout of a publication or document.
    • G. H. Putnam
      The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger format than that found convenient for university work.
  2. (hence) The form of presentation of something.
  3. (radio) The type of programming that a radio station broadcasts; such as a certain genre of music, news, sports, talk, etc.
    The radio station changed the format of its evening program.
  4. (computing) A file type.
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format (formats, present participle formatting; past and past participle formatted)

  1. To create or edit the layout of a document.
  2. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
  3. (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.
    I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: formatar
  • Russian: формати́ровать
  • Spanish: formatear

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