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format

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈfɔː.mæt/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
C1 a pattern, plan, or arrangement: The meeting will have the usual format - introductory session, group work and then a time for reporting back.Patterns and shapesClassifying and creating order C1 the way in which information is arranged and stored on a computerOperating computers

format

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.mæt/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/ (-tt-)
to organize or arrange text, especially on a computer, according to a chosen patternOperating computers to prepare a computer disk for use with a particular type of computerOperating computers
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