[fawr-mat] /ˈfɔr mæt/
the shape and size of a book as determined by the number of times the original sheet has been folded to the leaves.
Compare , (def 2), , .
the general physical appearance of a book, magazine, or newspaper, such as the typeface, binding, quality of paper, margins, etc.
the organization, plan, style, or type of something:
The format of the show allowed for topical and controversial gags.
Computers. the arrangement of data for computer input or output, such as the number and size of fields in a record or the spacing and punctuation of information in a report.
verb (used with object), formatted, formatting.
to plan or provide a format for:
to format the annual telethon.
verb (used without object), formatted, formatting.
to devise a format.
the general appearance of a publication, including type style, paper, binding, etc
an approximate indication of the size of a publication as determined by the number of times the original sheet of paper is folded to make a leaf See also duodecimo, quarto
style, plan, or arrangement, as of a television programme
verb (transitive) -mats, -matting, -matted
to arrange (a book, page, etc) into a specified format
1840, via French format (18c.), ultimately from Modern Latin liber formatus “a book formed” (in such and such a way), referring to shape, size; from past participle of formare “to form” (see form (v.)).
used chiefly of computers, 1964, from format (n.). Related: Formatted; formatting.
Noun The arrangement of data for storage or display.
[fawrm-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfɔrmˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. a or slab serving as a for poured concrete.
/ˈfɔːmbɪ/ noun 1. George. Real name George Booth. 1904–61, British comedian. He made many musical films in the 1930s, accompanying his songs on the ukulele
noun, Grammar. 1. a class of words or forms in a given language that have one or more grammatical features in common, as, in Latin, all masculine nouns in the nominative singular, all masculine singular nouns, all masculine nouns, or all nouns. noun 1. another term for part of speech 2. a group of words […]
noun 1. a method of textual analysis, applied especially to the Bible, in which the origin and history of certain passages are traced by isolating their literary forms, as miracle story, saying, or apothegm, on the assumption that they were fixed by oral tradition prior to compilation in written form. noun 1. literary criticism concerned […]