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back formation in linguistics, a word that appears to be the base of, but was actually formed from, another word, as "trivia" from "trivial".
I formation in football, an offensive formation in which the halfback and fullback line up directly behind the quarterback.
reaction formation in psychoanalysis, the expression of a behavior that is opposite to a repressed impulse.