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formation

for·ma·tion

formation

 
 
pronunciation:
for meI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of forming or the state of being formed.
 
antonyms:
destruction
similar words:
constitution, generation
definition 2: the way in which something is formed.
a crystalline formation of rock
 
definition 3: that which has been formed.
definition 4: a particular arrangement, esp. of military troops.
The company marched in formation.
 
derivation: formational (adj.)