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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: German, from Latin formatus, past participle of formare 'to form'

format

1 noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
for‧mat1 W3 [countable]
1 the way in which something such as a television show or meeting is organized or arranged:
The courses were run to a consistent format.
2AVTCN the size, shape, design etc, in which something such as a book or magazine is produced:
a large-format book for the partially-sighted
3 used to talk about video, CD, tape etc when saying what type of equipment it can be played on

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