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Definition of 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.
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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