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"format" in British English

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formatnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈfɔː.mæt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
C1 a ​pattern, ​plan, or ​arrangement: The ​meeting will have the ​usual format - ​introductorysession, ​groupwork and then a ​time for ​reporting back.C1 the way in which ​information is ​arranged and ​stored on a ​computer

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formatverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.mæt/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/ (-tt-)
(Definition of format from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"format" in American English

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formatnoun [C]

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

formatverb [T]

 us   /ˈfɔr·mæt/ (-tt-)
If you format a ​text or a ​disk on a ​computer, you ​organize it ​according to ​chosenpatterns.
(Definition of format from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"format" in Business English

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formatnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːmæt/
the ​size, ​design, ​materials, etc. used for a ​document, ​book, photo, etc.: The ​report should ​provideclear and concise ​information in a formatdesigned to communicate the ​informationeffectively. 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 ​computerfile: The ​programsupports all of the ​majorimage 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 ​conferencetakes next ​year, it is likely to be different to the format used this ​year.

formatverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːmæt/ (formatting, formatted, formats) IT
to prepare a ​computerdisk for use in a particular ​type of ​computer
to ​organize the way ​text, pictures, etc. will appear, especially on a ​computer: Here are some ​tips on how to format the ​document.
(Definition of format from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “format”
in Spanish formato…
in Vietnamese khổ (sách, giấy, bìa…)…
in Malaysian format…
in Thai รูปแบบ…
in French format…
in German das Format…
in Chinese (Simplified) 模式, 计划, 安排…
in Turkish biçim, genel düzen, şekil…
in Russian формат, характер, вид…
in Indonesian format, ukuran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 模式, 計劃, 安排…
in Polish format, forma…
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