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formation US English

The action of forming or process of being formed

formation US Thesaurus

the formation of the island's sand ridges

T-formation US English

A T-shaped offensive formation, with the halfbacks and fullback positioned in a line parallel to the line of scrimmage

re-formation US English

The action or process of forming again

back-formation US English

A word that is formed from an already existing word from which it appears to be a derivative, often by removal of a suffix (e.g., laze from lazy and edit from editor)

pair-formation US English

The coming together of individual male and female animals in preparation for breeding.

word-formation US English

The formation of the words of a language; an instance or episode of this.

capital formation US English

The fact or process of generating capital.

formation dancing US English

A variety of competitive ballroom dancing in which a team of couples dance a prepared routine

prairie formation US English

Geology a series of stratified deposits occurring on the prairies.

reaction formation US English

The tendency of a repressed wish or feeling to be expressed at a conscious level in a contrasting form

reactive formation US English

= reaction formation.

reticular formation US English

A diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness

shotgun formation in shotgun US English

An offensive formation in which the quarterback receives the snap while standing several yards behind the line of scrimmage