for·ma·tion /fɔrˈmeʃən/ 名詞
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.
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"