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Synonyms for format
ˈfɔr mæt

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  1. format, formatting, data format, data formatting(noun)

    the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

    data formatting, formatting, data format

  2. format(verb)

    the general appearance of a publication

    data formatting, formatting, data format

  3. format, arrange(verb)

    set (printed matter) into a specific format

    "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

    arrange, initialise, fix up, set, coif, initialize, coiffe, do, coiffure, order, set up, dress, put, stage

  4. format(verb)

    determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

    initialize, initialise, arrange

  5. format, initialize, initialise(verb)

    divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

    "Please format this disk before entering data!"

    initialize, initialise, arrange


  1. format(verb)

    Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.

    The radio station changed the format of its evening program.


  2. format(verb)

    initialise, initialize

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  1. Chris McCumber:

    There is a huge appetite among our viewers for live programming and the ability to move ‘Smackdown’ to a live format brings a new level of excitement and helps truly eventize this every week.

  2. Chris Christie:

    That doesn't mean that I want us, the candidates, controlling the debate, the format and having everybody negotiate. We'll never agree.

  3. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    I will start working immediately with the government of Yemen, the Houthis and other stakeholders to agree on the agenda, date and format for these talks, i hope that these first face-to-face talks will chart a course towards a rapid end to the fighting, the resumption of political dialogue, and Yemen's return to an orderly and peaceful political transition.

  4. Shadi Alfons:

    They had 40 years of figuring it out and to write it in one format book, it's just a matter of finding the right content for our audience and tweaking the jokes so they are relevant and funny to the entire Middle East.

  5. Bill Daly:

    Were just starting to get our minds around that, its kind of a combination of things, like when we can start a regular season [ in 2020-2021 ] and how much time we need for an offseason, and then what does the playoff format look like, in terms of knowing what you need to have a regular season.

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