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appearance, arrangement, construction, form, layout, look, make-up, plan, style, type  
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  ( formats    plural & 3rd person present)   ( formatting    present participle)   ( formatted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The format of something is the way or order in which it is arranged and presented.  
I had met with him to explain the format of the programme and what we had in mind., ...a large-format book.     
2       n-count   The format of a piece of computer software or a musical recording is the type of equipment on which it is designed to be used or played. For example, possible formats for a musical recording are CD and cassette.  
His latest album is available on all formats.     
3       verb   To format a computer disk means to run a program so that the disk can be written on.     (COMPUTING)   V n  
4       verb   To format a piece of computer text or graphics means to arrange the way in which it appears when it is printed or is displayed on a screen.     (COMPUTING)  
When text is saved from a Web page, it is often very badly formatted with many short lines.      V n  

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