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Definition 1: the general appearance of a publication - [noun denoting attribute]

(format is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is part of format) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Definition 2: the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for format in the sense of this definition

(format is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of format ) (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations

(... is a kind of format ) (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

(format belongs to category ...) a machine for performing calculations automatically

Definition 3: divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data - [verb of change]

Samples where format or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please format this disk before entering data!

Synonyms for format in the sense of this definition

(format is a kind of ...) separate into parts or portions

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

Definition 4: determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science) - [verb of cognition]

(format is a kind of ...) fix conclusively or authoritatively

"set the rules"

Definition 5: set (printed matter) into a specific format - [verb of creation]

Samples where format or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Format this letter so it can be printed out

Synonyms for format in the sense of this definition

(format is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of format ) set in from the margin

"Indent the paragraphs of a letter"

(... is a kind of format ) furnish with rubrics or regulate by rubrics

"the manuscript is not rubricated"

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