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English definition of “format”

format

verb [T]     /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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