formation

a unit of rock;

Formation

A rock / mineral deposit or structure covering an area with the same physical properties. The formation will be of homogeneous origin and appearance.

formation

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.

formation

  1. an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
  2. a particular arrangement
  3. the fabrication of something in a particular shape
  4. the act of forming something
  5. the geological features of the earth
  6. natural process that causes something to form
  7. creation by mental activity

Formation

1) A freefall skydiving formation of more than one jumper. 2) A flight of more than one jump plane
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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...
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formation

(from the article `tactics`) The word tactics originates in the Greek taxis, meaning order, arrangement, or disposition—including 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...
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formation

[n] - 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 shape
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Formation

• (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.)...
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formation

shaping noun the fabrication of something in a particular shape
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Formation

[American football] A formation in American football refers to the position players line up in before the start of a down. There are both offensive and defensive formations and there are many formations in both categories. ==Offense== At the highest level of play in the NFL and NCAA, the one constant in all formations is the offensive line,...
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Formation

[association football] In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. Formations are used in both professional and amateur football matches. In amateur matches, however, t...
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Formation

[group theory] In mathematical group theory, a formation is a class of groups closed under taking images and such that if G/M and G/N are in the formation then so is G/M∩N. {harvtxt|Gaschütz|1962} introduced formations to unify the theory of Hall subgroups and Carter subgroups of finite solvable groups. Some examples of formations are th...
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Formation

For·ma'tion (fŏr*mā'shŭn) noun [ Latin formatio : confer French formation .] 1. 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; ...
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formation

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...
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Formation

A body of rock identified by lithic characteristics and stratigraphic position and is mappable at the earth's surface or traceable in the subsurface.
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Formation

A distinctive body of rock that serves as a convenient unit for study and mapping.
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Formation

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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Formation

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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Formation

A reaction that forms one mole of a compound from its elements in their most stable forms. For examp
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Formation

A rock/mineral deposit or structure covering an area with the same physical properties.
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Formation

An arrangement of the offensive skill players. A formation usually is described in terms of how the
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Formation

An offensive or defensive arrangement of players, aligned in a specific way.
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Formation

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.
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Formation

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.
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