appearance, arrangement, construction, form, layout, look, make-up, plan, style, type
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format ( 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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