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 affixes Word formation, the creation of a new word Cave formation...
- In ****ociation football, the formation describes how the players in a team generally position themselves on the pitch. ****ociation football is a fluid...
- An echelon formation (/ˈɛʃəlɒn, ˈeɪʃlɒ̃/) is a (usually military) formation in which its units are arranged diagonally. Each unit is stationed behind and...
- A tactical formation (or order) is the arrangement or deployment of moving military forces such as infantry, cavalry, AFVs, military aircraft, or naval...
- Identity formation, also known as individuation, is the development of the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity (known...
- "Formation" is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her sixth studio album Lemonade (2016). It was written by Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Mike...
- 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 formation or geological formation is the fundamental unit of lithostratigraphy. A formation consists of a certain amount of rock strata that have a...
- Formation 8 was an American venture capital firm founded in 2011 by Joe Lonsdale, Jim Kim and Brian Koo. The company was headquartered in San Francisco...
- In psychoanalytic theory, reaction formation (German: Reaktionsbildung) is a defense mechanism in which emotions and impulses which are anxiety-producing...
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