the act or process of forming or the state of being formed:
the formation of ice.
the manner in which a thing is formed; disposition of parts; formal structure or arrangement.
a particular disposition of troops, as in columns, squares, etc.
any required assembling of the soldiers of a unit.
a body of rocks classed as a stratigraphic unit for geologic mapping.
Compare member (def 8).
the process of depositing rock or mineral of a particular composition or origin.
the act of giving or taking form, shape, or existence
something that is formed
the manner in which something is formed or arranged
a formal arrangement of a number of persons or things acting as a unit, such as a troop of soldiers, aircraft in flight, or a football team
(as modifier): formation dancing
the fundamental lithostratigraphic unit
a series of rocks with certain characteristics in common
(ecology) a community of plants, such as a tropical rainforest, extending over a very large area
formation for·ma·tion (fôr-mā’shən)
The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
A long, mappable body of rock that is recognizable by its physical characteristics and by its location within the rock record.
noun 1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form. 2. the shape of a thing or person. 3. a body, especially that of a human being. 4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing: a dressmaker’s […]
[self-foo l-fil-ing] /ˈsɛlf fʊlˈfɪl ɪŋ/ adjective 1. characterized by or bringing about self-fulfillment. 2. happening or brought about as a result of being foretold, expected, or talked about: a self-fulfilling prophecy. self-fulfilling adjective 1. (of an opinion or prediction) borne out because it is expected to be true or to happen: a self-fulfilling prophecy
[self-foo l-fil-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf fʊlˈfɪl mənt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of fulfilling one’s ambitions, desires, etc., through one’s own efforts.
[self-foo l-fil-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf fʊlˈfɪl mənt, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. the act or fact of fulfilling one’s ambitions, desires, etc., through one’s own efforts. self-fulfilment noun 1. the fulfilment of one’s hopes, dreams, goals, etc