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Noun: formatting  'for,ma-ting
  1. The organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
    - format, data format, data formatting
Verb: format (formatted,formatting)  'for,mat
  1. Set (printed matter) into a specific format
    "Format this letter so it can be printed out";
    - arrange
     
  2. Determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
     
  3. Divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    "Please format this disk before entering data!";
    - initialize, initialise [Brit]

Derived forms: formattings

Type of: carve up, change, determine, dissever, divide, info, information, separate, set, split, split up

Encyclopedia: Formatting

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