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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Format  \For`mat"\  (f[-o]r`m[.a]"  or  f[-o]r`m[aum]t"),  n.  [F.  or 
  G.  Cf  {Formation}.]  (Print.) 
  The  shape  and  size  of  a  book;  hence  its  external  form 
 
  The  older  manuscripts  had  been  written  in  a  much  larger 
  format  than  that  found  convenient  for  university  work 
  --G.  H. 
  Putnam. 
 
  One  might  indeed,  protest  that  the  format  is  a  little 
  too  luxurious.  --Nature. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  format 
  n  1:  the  organization  of  information  according  to  preset 
  specifications  (usually  for  computer  processing)  [syn:  {formatting}, 
  {data  format},  {data  formatting}] 
  2:  the  general  appearance  of  a  publication 
  v  1:  set  into  a  specific  format;  of  printed  matter;  "Format  this 
  letter  so  it  can  be  printed  out"  [syn:  {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!" 
  [syn:  {initialize}] 




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