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for·mat

format

 
 
pronunciation:
for maet
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the way in which something is arranged or organized.
An encyclopedia uses an alphabetical format to display information.The test used a multiple-choice format.
definition 2: the overall appearance and design of a publication.
We're changing the format of the magazine to give it a fresher look.
similar words:
layout
definition 3: in computers, the arrangement of data for input or output.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: formats, formatted, formatting
definition 1: in computers, to produce in a particular arrangement, as in the disposition of symbols or bytes so as to be readable by a specific program.
definition 2: to arrange or organize so that a particular appearance is achieved.
The text will need to be formatted so that it looks more professional.
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