verb (used with object), for·mat·ted, for·mat·ting.
- 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.
verb (used without object), for·mat·ted, for·mat·ting.
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for format
While nothing will replace meeting face-to-face, the virtual format allowed more people than ever the opportunity to participate while continuing the event’s tradition of empowerment and fostering community.Equality Virginia TIES conference draws bigger crowd with virtual format|Parker Purifoy|October 23, 2020|Washington Blade
Some are very straightforward and available in clean and well-documented CSVs or other standard formats.Leverage public data to improve content marketing outcomes|Walter Thompson|October 22, 2020|TechCrunch
Spotify, to be clear, refers to the show as a podcast, but the format actually splits the hosts’ talk-radio-like content from the individual music tracks.Spotify takes on radio with its own daily morning show|Sarah Perez|October 22, 2020|TechCrunch
Now, product tags can be added to photo, video and carousel ad formats.Facebook launches new Shopping audiences, Instagram Product Tag ads, tests Shops discounts|Ginny Marvin|October 21, 2020|Search Engine Land
AI can automatically detect web visitors’ visual requirements and their browsers, automatically delivering each image and video in the most efficient format, quality, and resolution.Optimizing the browser long tail across platforms, devices, and countries|Sanjay Sarathy|October 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
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