formatted formatted

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. The hallowed saviour of Mac-formatted disks since time immemorial doesn't run on the new systems.
  2. As any Macolyte could already tell you, the installation was almost completely automatic, and the Mac-formatted iPod turned into a Windows-formatted one in minutes.
  3. It can also decode both DVD Audio and Super Audio CDformatted surround-sound music discs.

News

  1. How-to: Connect with the Register on all platforms

    To access the Des Moines Register on your mobile device, simply point its Web browser toward m.desmoinesregister.com to view our mobile homepage with the latest headlines and stories specially formatted for your phone.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Fine Gael set up Obama-type website for upcoming election

    Fine Gael have officially begun their campaign for the general election in June by launching a newly formatted website, with a Barack Obama-style message from the party’s leader Enda Kenny.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  3. Hugging It Out for Big Tone: Scenes from James Gandolfini's Funeral

    Mourners—family, friends, fans, co-stars, Chris Christie—congregated at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan this morning to remember James Gandolfini, the actor who passed away last week. Per the New York Daily News's live blog, Sopranos creator David Chase formatted his eulogy as a letter to his friend, because when he tried writing something traditional "it came out like bad TV ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Kids are not formatted, they just like music," said McBride.
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Terry McBride Source: Canada.com

  2. "You have to go with a hot goaltender in a tournament like this, especially with the way its formatted with single elimination games coming up," Brown said of Esche. "Goalies can steal games for you in this type of tournament and I think he's...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Dustin Brown Source: Bugle-Observer

  3. "Cookbooks, computer books, and textbooks - anything highly formatted - shine on the Kindle DX," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and chief executive. "You never have to pan, you never have to zoom, you never have to scroll. You just read."
    on May 6, 2009 By: Jeff Bezos Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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