Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun format

2 senses of format

Sense 1
format, formatting, data format, data formatting -- (the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing))
       => information, info -- (a message received and understood)

Sense 2
format -- (the general appearance of a publication)
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb format

3 senses of format

Sense 1
format, arrange -- (set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
format -- (determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science))
       => determine, set -- (fix conclusively or authoritatively; "set the rules")

Sense 3
format, initialize, initialise -- (divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!")
       => divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up -- (separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I")

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