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 formation formation

noun

  • () an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit  ( formation )
    an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
     a defensive formation
    a defensive formation
     a formation of planes
    a formation of planes
  • () the act of forming or establishing something  ( organisation, organization, constitution, formation, establishment )
    the act of forming or establishing something
     the constitution of a PTA group last year
    the constitution of a PTA group last year
     it was the establishment of his reputation
    it was the establishment of his reputation
     he still remembers the organization of the club
    he still remembers the organization of the club
  • () the act of fabricating something in a particular shape  ( shaping, formation )
    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
  • () a particular spatial arrangement  ( formation )
    a particular spatial arrangement
  • () (geology) the geological features of the earth  ( geological formation, formation )
    (geology) the geological features of the earth
  • creation by mental activity  ( formation )
    creation by mental activity
     the formation of sentences
    the formation of sentences
     the formation of memories
    the formation of memories
  • natural process that causes something to form  ( formation )
    natural process that causes something to form
     the formation of gas in the intestine
    the formation of gas in the intestine
     the formation of crystals
    the formation of crystals
     the formation of pseudopods
    the formation of pseudopods