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English definition of “format”

format

noun [C]  /ˈfɔr·mæt/ us  
the way in which something is shown or arranged: The two candidates could not agree on the format of the TV debate.

format

verb [T]  /ˈfɔr·mæt/ (-tt-) us  
If you format a text or a disk on a computer, you organize it according to chosen patterns.
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