1. The layout of a document.
  2. The form of presentation of something.
    The radio station changed the format of its evening program.
  3. A file type.


  1. To create or edit the layout of a document.
  2. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
  3. To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.
    I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.

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