Translation of formation in Spanish:

formation

Pronunciation: /fɔːrˈmeɪʃən; fɔːˈmeɪʃən/

n

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (forming) formación (feminine)
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    • The creative process of formation was more important than the production of pictures.
    • Firstly, the process of government formation is going to be dominated by three factors.
    • During this time the molecular processes of memory formation which underlie addiction are accelerated.
  • 2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (formal pattern) formación (feminine) to fly in formation volar* en formación in battle formation en formación de combate
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    • Building on the tactics of skirmishers, open-order tactics possessed only loose tactical formations.
    • They were arrayed in a circular formation, guarding something within.
    • These are crystal formations with structured spaces or pores in them.

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