- the shape, size, binding, typeface, paper, and general makeup or arrangement of a book, magazine, etc.
- general arrangement or plan, as of a television program
- a specific arrangement in accordance with which computer data is processed, stored, printed, etc.
- a particular audio or video recording and playback system, as VHS
Ger + L formatus, pp. of formare: see form
transitive verb formatted, formatting
to arrange according to a format