format format  /ˈfɔr ˌmæt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
  2. (n) the general appearance of a publication
  3. (v) set (printed matter) into a specific format
  4. (v) determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
  5. (v) divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data

Usage(s):

  1. PTI Magazine can format the text of articles to include any or all photographs, graphics, or illustrations, as well as the PTI logo andor PTI cover in any size and location.
  2. You use software to edit it before turning it into the compressed MPEG format for DVD burning.
  3. That's because, in order for the format to be readable by standard DVD players, the software must write data to every inch of the disc.

News

  1. All Caps Format Dropped By US Navy, 160 Years Of Shouting Over

    The all caps, or uppercase, format standard in all US Navy communications is to be officially done away with, as announced, ironically, in an all caps Navy dispatch this week. With text-based communication so much a part of our daily lives, internet savvy users tend to see the use of all caps as a breach [...] All Caps Format Dropped By US Navy, 160 Years Of Shouting Over is a post from: The ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. U.S. Navy ditches ALL CAPS message format

    Well, it seems the U.S. Navy finally got the memo: DON'T USE ALL CAPS! IT'S RUDE! The Navy is switching to a new messaging system that's cheaper and more efficient. And oh yeah, one that does away with a century-old practice: communications using all uppercase letters. "Lowercase messages are here to stay; they provide a more readable format," a Navy news release said, citing James McCarty, the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  3. InfoTrends Study Reveals that Digitally Printed Wide Format Graphics are Critical Part of the Communications Mix

    InfoTrends’ "Wide Format Printing: A Critical Element in the Communications Mix" provides a critical insight into who buys wide format graphics, what they buy, and why they buy. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10828358.htm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "The thing is, you have to expect everybody to make their putt," Christina Kim said. "Once you get into match-play format, you have to think that someone's going to make it. I was surprised when none of the putts went in. It was a very...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Christina Kim Source: Golf.com

  2. "To teach autistic children something they find difficult, we needed an autism-friendly format," Baron-Cohen said.
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Simon Baron-Cohen Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Obama's campaign manager David Plouffe responded, "Barack Obama won a resounding victory in John McCain's favorite debate format because he made the case for change that will rebuild the middle class. The American people asked tough questions...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: David Plouffe Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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