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...
- An echelon formation (/ˈɛʃəlɒn, ˈeɪʃlɒ̃/) is a (usually military) formation in which its units are arranged diagonally. Each unit is stationed behind and...
- In ****ociation football, the formation describes how the players in a team generally position themselves on the pitch. ****ociation football is a fluid...
- The I formation is one of the most common offensive formations in American football. The I formation draws its name from the vertical (as viewed from the...
- 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...
- The reticular formation is a set of interconnected nuclei that are located throughout the brainstem. The reticular formation is not anatomically well defined...
- 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...
- Herringbone is one type of military formation (named after the Herringbone pattern). When in a Herringbone formation, the person at the front of the squad...
- Dvuyakornaya Formation is a geological formation in Crimea, south of Yalta. Remains found there include: ammonites, and brachiopods V. V. Arkad’ev; A...
- list of common and historically significant formations in American football. In football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned...
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