Bedeutung von “formation” — Learner’s Dictionary

formation

noun us uk /fɔːˈmeɪʃən/
DEVELOPMENT [ U ]

the development of something into a particular thing or shape:

the formation of a crystal
SHAPE [ C, U ]

the particular shape of something or the way things are arranged:

rock/cloud formations
The planes flew overhead in formation (= in a pattern).

(Definition von “formation” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)