- an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
- a particular arrangement
- the fabrication of something in a particular shape
- the act of forming something
- the geological features of the earth
- natural process that causes something to form
- creation by mental activity
a unit of rock;
a bed or deposit composed throughout of substantially the same kind of rock; often a lithologic unit. Each formation is given a name, frequently as a result of the study of the formation outcrop at the surface and sometimes based on fossils found in the formation.
A rock / mineral deposit or structure covering an area with the same physical properties. The formation will be of homogeneous origin and appearance.
Rectors of the English College, Rome. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_(disambiguation)
a group of communities in a single region or continent with similar physiognomy (structure) and related climatic and environmental conditions. One of several regional or continental expressions of a given biome.
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1) A freefall skydiving formation of more than one jumper. 2) A flight of more than one jump planeFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20082
A formation is a group of beds used in stratigraphy. This is the smallest unit on a geological map. Formations are grouped together into a group. See also Member.
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- natural process that causes something to form 2. [n] - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit 3. [n] - a particular spatial arrangement 4. [n] - creation by mental activity 5. [n] - the fabrication of something in a particular shapeFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=formation
formation reaction. A reaction that forms one mole of a compound from its elements in their most stable forms. For example, the formation reaction for water is H2
(g) + Â½O2
O().Found on http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/glossary/f.shtml
The uniformity of fibers in a sheet of paper. For example, paper with fine formation has evenly dispersed fibers, and will be smoother and more uniform than a paper with uneven formation. The tighter the fibers are bound, the more uniform the surface, and the better the printed sheet usually looks. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20829
Electrochemical processing of a cell electrode(or plate) between manufacturing and first discharge, which transforms the active material into its useable form.
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[ Latin formatio
: confer French formation
The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping. Beattie. 2.
The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/F/64
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. <geology> Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the s...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
the fabrication of something in a particular shapeFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=formation
a particular spatial arrangementFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=formation
an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; `a defensive formation`; `a formation of planes`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=formation
(for-ma´shәn) the process of giving shape or form; the creation of an entity or of a structure of definite shape. a structure of definite shape. compromise formation in psychoanalysis a substituted idea or act representing and permitting partial expression of a repress...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping. • (n.) The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart. • (n.) The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc. • (n.) A substance formed or deposited. • (n.)...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/formation/
(from the article `tactics`) The word tactics originates in the Greek taxis, meaning order, arrangement, or dispositionincluding the kind of disposition in which armed ... ...when they were retained by obtuse commanders, merely led to horrific casualties such as those suffered in Pickett`s Charge at Gettysburg in 1863. ... [2 r...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/f/47
Any assemblage of rocks which have some character in common, whether of origin, age, or composition. Often, the word is loosely used to indicate anything that has been formed or brought into its present shape.Found on http://www.coaleducation.org/glossary.htm
the arrangement into positions of players on the field; for example, a 4-3-3 formation places 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards on the field.Found on http://www.firstbasesports.com/soccer_glossary.html
the arrangement of players on a team prior to the ostensible beginning of a play.Found on http://www.instantactionsports.com/sportsbook/arena-football/arena-football
In geology, a formation is any series of rocks referred to a common origin or period, whether they consist of the same or different materials. Geological strata are divided into certain groups of one era of deposition, sometimes of very dissimilar mineralogical character, but inclosing the same fossil species; such as, the Carboniferous, Oolitic, C...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/HF.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: fōr-mā′shŭn Definitions: 1. A formation; a structure of definite shape or cellular arrangement. 2. That which is formed. 3. The act of giving form and shape. Synonyms: formatio1Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=34850
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