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formation meaning

[ fɔ:'meiʃən ]   Pronunciation:
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  • Noun: formation  for'meyshun
    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

    See also: form

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

    Encyclopedia: Formation

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [U,C]


    the action of establishing or developing sth; sth that is established or developed:

    She has been in charge of the firm since its formation in 1998.

    the formation of corporate strategy

    The country has a high rate of new business formation(s).

    The formation of a contract requires a valid offer and acceptance.

  • [Defence]
    (*) 1. An ordered arrangement of troops and/or vehicles for a specific purpose.
    2. An ordered arrangement of two or more ships, units, or aircraft proceeding together under a commander.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : an act of giving form or shape to something or of taking form : DEVELOPMENT
    2 : the manner in which a thing is formed : STRUCTURE ‹the peculiar formation of the heart›


  • Flower-bud formation may be affected adversely.
  • The soldiers advanced in close formation.
  • The soldiers stood in defensive formation.
  • The formation of nitroform is presented as follows.
  • The troops lined up in parade formation.
  • Hairiness proceeds the formation of pills.
  • formation of an alkyl ion occurs according to reactions.
  • The rock formations break with cracks into new positions.
  • Is capital formation the key to economic development?
  • Education has for its object the formation of character.
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