• The general size, shape, and organization of something.
  • A specific manner in which something is structured, presented, or utilized. For instance, an audio or video format.
  • In computers, a specific manner of arranging, accessing, processing, saving, displaying, or printing. Examples include data formats, file formats, address formats, record formats, text formats, and so on. Also, to assign such properties.
  • To prepare a computer disk for utilization. In doing so, the operating system performs tasks such as testing the disk, marking any bad sectors, and organizing the available space into specialized compartments along with addressing, for later access and manipulation of data. Also, to prepare a disc or tape for utilization.

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