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formats, plural;
  1. (esp. in computing) Arrange or put into a format

  2. Prepare (a storage medium) to receive data

  1. The way in which something is arranged or set out
    • - the format of the funeral service
  2. The shape, size, and presentation of a book or periodical

  3. The medium in which a sound recording is made available
    • - the album is available as a CD as well as on LP and cassette formats
  4. A defined structure for the processing, storage, or display of data
    • - a data file in binary format

  1. the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
  2. set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
  3. determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
  4. the general appearance of a publication
  5. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
  6. A command-line utility included in Microsoft DOS, IBM OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The command will perform the following actions by default on a floppy drive, hard drive, solid-states (USB), or other magnetic medium. It will not perform this function on optical media.
  7. Format is a function in Common Lisp that can produce formatted text and is normally used in a manner analogous to printf in C and other curly bracket programming languages. ...
  8. Disk formatting is the initial part of the process for preparing a hard disk or other storage medium for its first use. The disk formatting includes setting up an empty file system. A disk formatting may set up multiple file systems by formatting partitions for each file system. ...
  9. The Format was an indie rock band formed by Arizona natives Nate Ruess and Sam Means. The band announced a hiatus on February 4, 2008. Their style can be considered a mixture of indie, alternative, punk and folk music, with elements of 1960s and 1970s pop music. ...
  10. The Format is the sixth studio album by rapper AZ, released on November 7, 2006. The album features production from Fizzy Womack (better known as Lil' Fame of M.O.P.), Face Defeat, Emile, J. Cardim, Phonte, Statik Selektah and DJ Premier. Guest appearances are provided by M.O.P. ...
  11. The layout of a document; The form of presentation of something; A file type; To create or edit the layout of a document; Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page; To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process
  12. (formatted) That has been given a definite format; That has been physically arranged to be in a state ready for the storage of data
  13. (formatting) The style of a document's format; The code in a markup language which determines a document's format
  14. (Formats (referring to physical DVD discs)) The standards for storing (recording) data on a DVD disc.
  15. (Formats) Artwork and Photographs
  16. (Formats) Audiobooks are usually distributed on CDs, cassette tapes, downloadable digital formats (e.g., MP3 and Windows Media Audio) and, most recently, some preloaded digital formats.
  17. (Formats) Developers of API applications can request and receive data in the following formats: XML, JSON.
  18. (Formats) Differing technical standards relating to size and shape of a photographic film. Examples include imax, super-8, and HD.
  19. (Formats) PC, Xbox 369, PS3, Gameboy Color
  20. (Formats) predefined sets of characteristics that can be applied to cell contents.
  21. (Formatting) The act of writing a filesystem on a disk drive.
  22. (Formatting) Completely erasing and resetting a camera’s memory card. This is usually done as a quick way to erase a full card that you want to reuse or to attempt to fix a card that can’t be recognized by the digital camera.
  23. (Formatting) The application of typographic elements to text, implementing the book's design.
  24. (Formatting (Typesetting)) The arrangement of all of your text, photographs, drawings, maps, etc. into final book form.
  25. (Formatting) 1) Process by which a design team lays out a manuscript to create book pages. 2) Text effect applied to characters to make them appear bold, italic, sheared or otherwise.