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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 for·ma·tion /fɔrˈmeʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 for·ma·tion /fɔrˈmeʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 For·ma·tion n.
 1. The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.
 2. The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.
 3. A substance formed or deposited.
 4. Geol. (a) Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations. (b) A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.
 5. Mil. The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a
           defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
      2: a particular spatial arrangement
      3: the fabrication of something in a particular shape [syn: shaping]
      4: the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA
         group last year"; "it was the establishment of his
         reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the
         club" [syn: constitution, establishment, organization,
      5: (geology) the geological features of the earth [syn: geological
      6: natural process that causes something to form; "the
         formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of
         crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
      7: creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences";
         "the formation of memories"