formation  

  • Pronunciation Video of formation

  • Pronunciation of formation: F AO0 R M EY1 SH AH0 N (fɔr'meɪʃən)

  • Number of syllables of formation: 3

  • Definition of formation

    • (n): the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"  
    • (n): the fabrication of something in a particular shape  
    • (n): creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"  
    • (n): a particular spatial arrangement  
    • (n): an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"  
    • (n): (geology) the geological features of the earth  
    • (n): natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"  
  • Examples of formation

    • The formation of nerve sheaths is crucial for the formation of neurons.  
    • This became the catalyst of the formation.  
    • The priestly formation is holistic.  
    • The formation of the vortex is complex.  
    • The enemy formation wavered and broke.  
    • The shape of a natural snowflake reflects the history of its formation.  
    • Precipitate formation is useful in the detection of the type of cation in salt.  
    • The extent of adhesion formation is critical.  
    • A jaw abnormality is disorder in the formation or shape of the jaw.  
    • He filmed the formation of the interim government.  

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