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English definition of “format”

format

verb [T]     /ˈfɔːmæt/ (present participle formatting, past tense and past participle formatted)
COMPUTER to prepare a computer disk so that information can be stored on itComputer concepts
DOCUMENT to organize and design the words on a page or document Classifying and creating orderEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishing
(Definition of format verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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