formation formation  /fɔr ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
  2. (n) the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
  3. (n) the act of forming or establishing something
  4. (n) (geology) the geological features of the earth
  5. (n) a particular spatial arrangement
  6. (n) natural process that causes something to form
  7. (n) creation by mental activity


  1. Stretched so that they cover as much as nine times their original area, the dressings help prevent the formation of scar tissue and hasten the growth of new skin.
  2. Not far away from the formation of caskets, at the end of the camp that had escaped the blast, surviving children had already returned to playing on the beach.
  3. And since warm oceans are such a critical ingredient in hurricane formation, anything that gets the water warming more could get the storms growing worse.


  1. Formation Metals Announces Re-Election of Directors

    Formation Metals Inc. today announced the re-election of Mari-Ann Green and Scott Bending after the results were revealed at today's annual general and special meeting of shareholders.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Formation Metals: Supreme Court Dismisses Dundee's Injunction Application

    Formation Metals: Supreme Court Dismisses Dundee's Injunction Application
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Formation Metals Announces Dismissal of Dundee's Injunction Application

    Formation Metals Inc. announces that the Supreme Court of British Columbia today dismissed Dundee Corporation's application for an injunction to halt the potential sale of Formation's Sunshine Precious ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "China will continue to steadily advance the reform of the formation of the renminbi exchange rate mechanism under the principle of independent decision-making controllability and gradual progress," Mr Hu said.
    on May 23, 2010 By: Hu Jintao Source: BBC News

  2. The New York Times on Wednesday quoted Mr. Cantor as saying that "this legislation is a clear attack on capital formation in America."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Eric Cantor Source: New York Observer

  3. "I guess it's going to be another decade that people look back and see the formation of this rivalry again," Jackson said at the Lakers practice Wednesday. "The '90s was missed and the '70s was missed, but the '60s and the '80s were big...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: AFP

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