Definition of Formation. Meaning of Formation. Synonyms of Formation

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Definition of Formation

Formation
Formation For*ma"tion, n. [L. formatio: cf. F. 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; 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. --Farrow.

Meaning of Formation from wikipedia

- Formation may refer to: Back-formation, the process of creating a new lexeme by removing or affixes Word formation, the creation of a new word by adding...
- The reticular formation is a set of interconnected nuclei that are located throughout the brainstem. It is not anatomically well defined, because it includes...
- In linguistics, word formation is the creation of a new word. Word formation is sometimes contrasted with semantic change, which is a change in a single...
- A geological formation, or formation, is a body of rock having a consistent set of physical characteristics (lithology) that distinguish it from adjacent...
- A formation was a variation of the single-wing formation used with great success by the New York Giants of the 1930s and early 1940s. This formation was...
- Mountain formation refers to the geological processes that underlie the formation of mountains. These processes are ****ociated with large-scale movements...
- defense. These in turn manage military branches that themselves command formations and units specialising in combat, combat support and combat-service support...
- Wildcat formation describes a formation for the offense in football in which the ball is snapped not to the quarterback but directly to a player of another...
- Star formation is the process by which dense regions within molecular clouds in interstellar space, sometimes referred to as "stellar nurseries" or "star-forming...
- In Formation is the first studio album by the Kronos Quartet. It contains compositions by Ken Benshof, Hunt Beyer, Alan Dorsey, John Geist, David Kechley...