|Origin:||German, from Latin formatus, past participle of formare 'to form'|
for‧mat1 W3 [countable]
the way in which something such as a television show or meeting is organized or arranged:
The courses were run to a consistent format.
the size, shape, design etc, in which something such as a book or magazine is produced:
a large-format book for the partially-sighted
used to talk about video, CD, tape etc when saying what type of equipment it can be played on