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Formation meaning

formation - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( geology) the geological features of the earth
  2. 2. The act of giving form or shape to anything; a forming; a shaping.
  3. 3. The manner in which a thing is formed; structure; construction; conformation; form; as, the peculiar formation of the heart.
  4. 4. A substance formed or deposited.
  5. 5. Mineral deposits and rock masses designated with reference to their origin; as, the siliceous formation about geysers; alluvial formations; marine formations.
  6. 6. The arrangement of a body of troops, as in a square, column, etc.
  7. 7. Act of forming; mode in which anything is formed.

formation - examples of usage

  1. The formation of the hills had sent the wind whirling down through a gap and carrying one stream of fire away ahead of the rest. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. In addition to the formation of tubercles in the lung tissue, certain other changes take place. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Both proved fatal, with formation of false membranes as far as the interior of the womb. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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