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...
- A geological formation, or formation, is a body of rock having a consistent set of physical characteristics (lithology) that distinguishes it from adjacent...
- defense. These in turn manage military branches that themselves command formations and units specialising in combat, combat support and combat-service support...
- A tactical formation (or order) is the arrangement or deployment of moving military forces such as infantry, cavalry, AFVs, military aircraft, or naval...
- In ****ociation football, the formation describes how the players in a team generally position themselves on the pitch. ****ociation football is a fluid...
- galaxy formation and evolution is concerned with the processes that formed a heterogeneous universe from a homogeneous beginning, the formation of the...
- The standard enthalpy of formation or standard heat of formation of a compound is the change of enthalpy during the formation of 1 mole of the substance...
- In etymology, back-formation is the process or result of creating a new word via inflection, typically by removing or substituting actual or supposed...
- midfielders on a team and their ****igned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the pitch is sometimes referred...
- A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop. Rock formations are usually the result of weathering and erosion sculpting...