Definition of formation in English:

formation

Line breaks: for|ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈmeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

Derivatives

formational

adjective
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  • ‘To provide for the common defense’ is one of the formational principles of America.
  • The social formational power, over 75 years, of the song-dedication formula, in compensating what Thompson described as the ‘non-reciprocal intimacy’ of electronic media, is incalculable.
  • A resulting unexpected problem was that because the early practice of abilities was formational, students did not have as clear of a picture of where they stood with grades as they would have liked.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin formatio(n-), from formare 'to form' (see form).

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