Associations to the word «Formation»


FORMATION, noun. Something possessing structure or form.
FORMATION, noun. The act of assembling a group or structure.
FORMATION, noun. (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
FORMATION, noun. (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
FORMATION, noun. (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
FORMATION, noun. The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
FORMATION, noun. The process during which something comes into being and gains its characteristics.
FORMATION LAP, noun. Parade lap
FORMATION RULE, noun. (logic) One of a set of rules ("formation rules") used to construct well-formed formulas of a formal language.
FORMATION RULES, noun. Plural of formation rule
FORMATION WATER, noun. A natural layer of water inside oil and gas reservoirs.

Dictionary definition

FORMATION, noun. An arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes".
FORMATION, noun. The act of fabricating something in a particular shape.
FORMATION, noun. 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".
FORMATION, noun. (geology) the geological features of the earth.
FORMATION, noun. A particular spatial arrangement.
FORMATION, noun. Natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods".
FORMATION, noun. Creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne