format

n. & v.
—n.
1 the shape and size of a book, periodical, etc.
2 the style or manner of an arrangement or procedure.
3 Computing a defined structure for holding data etc. in a record for processing or storage.
—v.tr. (formatted, formatting)
1 arrange or put into a format.
2 Computing prepare (a storage medium) to receive data.
Etymology: F f. G f. L formatus (liber) shaped (book), past part. of formare FORM

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • FORMAT — n. m. T. d’Imprimerie et de Librairie La dimension d’un volume en hauteur et en largeur : elle est généralement déterminée par le nombre de feuillets que chaque feuille renferme. Dans le format in folio, la feuille n’a que deux feuillets, n’est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • format — I. noun Etymology: French or German; French, from German, from Latin formatus, past participle of formare to form, from forma Date: 1840 1. the shape, size, and general makeup (as of something printed) 2. general plan of organization, arrangement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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