› the size, design, materials, etc. used for a document, book, photo, etc.: The report should provide clear and concise information in a format designed to communicate the information effectively. Documents must be submitted in paper format.audio/digital/electronic format Once the photos are in a digital format, they can be edited.
› IT the arrangement of information in a computer file: The program supports all of the major image file formats. To view reports in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
› the way in which an activity, event, etc. is arranged or presented: Whatever form the conference takes next year, it is likely to be different to the format used this year.