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  Definition of formation
  1. 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"
  2. the fabrication of something in a particular shape
  3. creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"
  4. a particular spatial arrangement
  5. an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
  6. (geology) the geological features of the earth
  7. natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
Similar Words: constitution, establishment, organization, organisation, shaping, geological formation

 

Hyponyms: unionization, unionisation, collectivization, collectivisation, communization, communisation, federation, colonization, colonisation, settlement, filing, forging, metalworking, metalwork, granulation, grooving, rifling, affixation, raster, rig, rigging, split, flight, military formation, backfield, secondary, line, center, flank, wing, head, rear, aquifer, beach, cliff, drop, drop-off, delta, diapir, folium, foreshore, ice mass, lakefront, massif, monocline, mouth, natural depression, depression, natural elevation, elevation, oceanfront, Pillars of Hercules, range, mountain range, range of mountains, chain, mountain chain, chain of mountains, relict, ridge, shore, slope, incline, side, spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring, talus, scree, vein, mineral vein, wall, water table, water level, groundwater level, incrustation, encrustation, reticulation

 

Derivational Morphology: unionize, unionise, organize, organise, form, prepare, devise, get up, machinate, coordinate, shape, work, mold, mould, forge, establish, set up, found, launch, plant, constitute, institute, take form, take shape, spring

 

Anagrams: informant

 

 
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