|part of speech:
||the act of forming or the state of being formed.
Ten people took part in the formation of the new science club.
- similar words:
||the way in which a thing is formed.
The drawing compared the formation of a bird's wing and a bat's wing.
||something that has been formed.
She hiked out to get a better view of the rock formation.
||a particular arrangement of people.
The soldiers waited in formation before boarding the ship.The basketball players got into a defensive formation.
||composition, development, form, lay, manufacture