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format in Newspapers, printing, publishing topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishformatfor‧mat1 /ˈfɔːmæt $ ˈfɔːr-/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable]  1 SYSTEMthe way in which something such as a television show or meeting is organized or arranged The courses were run to a consistent format.2 AVTCNthe size, shape, design etc in which something such as a book or magazine is produced a large-format book for the partially-sighted3 the way in which information is stored on a computer4 the type of equipment that an mp3 file, DVD, or piece of computer software etc is designed to use
Examples from the Corpus
formatMost compact camcorders operate in the 8mm format.Solicitors may produce their own forms provided that the content and format is the same.The interview was written in a question and answer format.The computer system is based on a really basic format of paper dolls.Detailed conversion from arcade hit game to console format.This is the pixel format in which remotely-sensed images are stored.Though the format has had to be changed because of rising costs, the event was nevertheless a great success.Are we getting bored with the format?Usher confronts the slender boundary between deep love and intense hate within the format of a highly intellectual mystery.Please look at the enclosed magazine to see the usual format for articles.