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Noun: formation  for'mey-shun
  1. An arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
  2. The act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    - shaping
  3. The act of forming or establishing something
    - constitution, establishment, organization, organisation [Brit]
  4. (geology) the geological features of the earth
    - geological formation
  5. A particular spatial arrangement
  6. Natural process that causes something to form
    "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
  7. Creation by mental activity
    "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"

Derived forms: formations

Type of: action, activity, arrangement, article, beginning, commencement, creating by mental acts, fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing, natural action, natural process, object, physical object, placement, start

Encyclopedia: Formation