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Definition of Formation

Formation

  1. The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.
  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. Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.
  5. A group of beds of the same age or period; as, the Eocene formation.
  6. The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.

Formation Quotations

Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.
Jefferson Davis

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey

The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Aristotle

As the future is never known with certainty, the evaluation of the prospective benefits requires the formation of expectations. An acceptable house, partner or job, then, is one that offers an expected stream of future benefit that has a value in excess of the option to continue to search for an even better alternative.
Dale T. Mortensen
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Formation Translations

formation in French is ajustement, formation
formation in German is Gliederung, Gestaltung, Gestaltung
formation in Italian is cultura, origine
formation in Norwegian is danning, formasjon
formation in Swedish is gruppering, bildning
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