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NOUN (2)

1. the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing);
[syn: format, formatting, data format, data formatting]

2. the general appearance of a publication;


VERB (3)

1. set (printed matter) into a specific format;
- Example: "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
[syn: format, arrange]

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

3. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data;
- Example: "Please format this disk before entering data!"
[syn: format, initialize, initialise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

format \format\ v. t. to set into a specific format; -- of printed matter or data recorded on a data soorage medium. Syn: arrange. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Format \For`mat"\ (f[-o]r`m[.a]" or f[-o]r`m[aum]t"), n. [F. or G. Cf. Formation.] 1. (Print.) The shape and size of a book or other printed publication; hence, its external form. [WordNet sense 2] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger format than that found convenient for university work. --G. H. Putnam. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] One might, indeed, protest that the format is a little too luxurious. --Nature. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Print.) the arrangement of the parts of a printed page, such as text and graphics; as, text flowing around an illustration provides a more pleasing format; multiple columns are a more common format for large pages. [PJC] 3. (Computers) The pattern of organization of information in an electronic storage medium, such as the number and size of records, or the size, spacing, or separation symbols for fields in a record. A computer file, for example, may be in fixed-length format, in which each field or record occupies the same number of bytes, or in variable-length format, in which the lengths of fields or records varies. The number of formats are unlimited, being specifiable at will by programmers or in some cases by the users of programs. [WordNet sense 1] Syn: data format. [PJC] 4. Hence, The general organization, form, or plan for anything, such as an organized social, political, or entertainment event. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

format n 1: the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing) [syn: format, formatting, data format, data formatting] 2: the general appearance of a publication v 1: set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out" [syn: format, arrange] 2: determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science) 3: divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!" [syn: format, initialize, initialise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "format": Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, anatomy, appearance, archetype, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art form, aspect, build, building, cast, composition, configuration, conformation, constitution, construction, contents, creation, cut, design, dimensions, fabric, fabrication, fashion, fashioning, figuration, figure, forging, form, formation, frame, genre, getup, impression, inner form, layout, looks, make, makeup, making, manufacture, matrix, modality, mode, model, mold, molding, order, organic structure, organism, organization, pattern, patterning, physique, plan, production, prototype, set, set-up, setup, shape, shaping, significant form, size, stamp, structure, structuring, style, tectonics, texture, tissue, turn, type, warp and woof, weave, web
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

format 1. disk format - to prepare a new, blank disk for writing. 2. file format - how data is arranged in a specific type of file. (2007-09-04)