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Dictionary definition for: Format

1. (n) the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

2. (v) set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"

3. (n) the general appearance of a publication

4. (v) determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

5. (v) divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"

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