- to set the format of (input or output): Some word-processing programs format output in a variety of ways.
- to prepare (a disk) for writing and reading.
Origin of format
OTHER WORDS FROM formatfor·mat·ter, nounpre·for·mat, verb (used with object), pre·for·mat·ted, pre·for·mat·ting.re·for·mat, verb, re·for·mat·ted, re·for·mat·ting.
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How to use format in a sentence
Design a survey of up to 10 questions in a variety of formats along with some screening questions to make sure the feedback you get is actually useful.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
He’s taken a more uniform approach to acting in various formats over the years.Christopher Plummer on his new series ‘Departure’ and acting in different formats|radmarya|September 16, 2020|Fortune
This format will live on, he said, but when safe, the studio will come back as well, as his team looks to increase the number of shows they produce.‘Our goal is to become a massive marketplace’: NTWRK is bringing livestream commerce to a younger generation|Kayleigh Barber|September 14, 2020|Digiday
These are a mix of formats such as article links, videos and graphics.How The Economist has tripled the number of subscribers driven by LinkedIn|Lucinda Southern|September 14, 2020|Digiday
We’re going to keep playing with this format, to see how much we like it, and how much you like it.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
The format of quotations and snippets of songs and poems, made it easy to read, when reading anything longer was a challenge.
The History Channel has given up its documentary format to embrace reality shows about custom-built motorcycles.‘Drunk History’: A Booze Cruise of Red, White, and Blood|Rich Goldstein|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Teams generally race in a relay format with one racer always on the road.Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America ... Starting Tomorrow|Tom Sykes|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The letter is addressed to “FATHER ROBERT BERGDAHL-U.S.A.” following the format of ICRC messages.Exclusive: Bergdahl Explains in Prison Letters Why He Vanished|Kimberly Dozier|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The purpose of the evening is clear enough in its format: The majority of the show is about song-and-dance numbers from musicals.
Only one typographical error was noted in the conversion of the printed document to digital format.A Synopsis of the American Bats of the Genus Pipistrellus|Walter W. Dalquest
Some mathematical and chemical formulas and equations were modified in format or rearranged.
Sidenotes giving a running synopsis of the text have been kept as close as possible to their original format and location.The Earliest Arithmetics in English|Anonymous
Additional Transcriber's Notes for corrections, e-text format and word variations, appear at the end of this e-text.History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America|John Kerr Tiffany
The cover image for this book was created for use with this electronic format and is released to the public domain.Ponce de Leon|William Pilling
British Dictionary definitions for format
- the defined arrangement of data encoded in a file or for example on magnetic disk or CD-ROM, essential for the correct recording and recovery of data on different devices
- the arrangement of text on printed output or a display screen, or a coded description of such an arrangement