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Meaning & Definition of Formation in English

English

Formation

/fɔrmeʃən/

noun

1. An arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

  • "A defensive formation"
  • "A formation of planes"
    synonym:
  • formation

2. The act of fabricating something in a particular shape

    synonym:
  • formation
  • ,
  • shaping

3. The act of forming or establishing something

  • "The constitution of a pta group last year"
  • "It was the establishment of his reputation"
  • "He still remembers the organization of the club"
    synonym:
  • constitution
  • ,
  • establishment
  • ,
  • formation
  • ,
  • organization
  • ,
  • organisation

4. (geology) the geological features of the earth

    synonym:
  • geological formation
  • ,
  • formation

5. A particular spatial arrangement

    synonym:
  • formation

6. Natural process that causes something to form

  • "The formation of gas in the intestine"
  • "The formation of crystals"
  • "The formation of pseudopods"
    synonym:
  • formation

7. Creation by mental activity

  • "The formation of sentences"
  • "The formation of memories"
    synonym:
  • formation