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

- Look up formation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Formation may refer to: Back-formation, the process of creating a new lexeme by removing or affixes...
- A geological formation, or simply formation, is a body of rock having a consistent set of physical characteristics (lithology) that distinguishes it from...
- A formation light, also known as a slime light, is a type of thin film electroluminescent light that ****ists aircraft flying in formation in low visibility...
- A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop. Rock formations are usually the result of weathering and erosion sculpting...
- Soil formation, also known as pedogenesis, is the process of soil genesis as regulated by the effects of place, environment, and history. Biogeochemical...
- In ****ociation football, the formation of a team refers to the position players take in relation to each other on a pitch. As ****ociation football is...
- 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...
- road, pavement or railway track (US: railroad track). It is also called formation level. The subgrade provides support to the subbase level and acts as...
- The reticular formation is a set of interconnected nuclei that are located in the brainstem, hypothalamus, and other regions. It is not anatomically well...