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.
Words nearby format
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.
Examples from the Web for reformatted
I tried it with Microsoft Word and reformatted every single line, so I think I might have given up on it.Chris Colfer on ‘Struck by Lightning,’ Secret Boyfriends, and Girl Fans|Ramin Setoodeh|January 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This line has been reformatted to match the rest of the text.
Simple division equations with numerators over denominators were reformatted as numerators/denominators.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
The List of Maps and Plates was reformatted slightly to eliminate the original ditto marks ahead of each page number.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
British Dictionary definitions for reformatted
- 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