- the shape, size, binding, typeface, paper, and general makeup or arrangement of a book, magazine, etc.
- a basic form, style, or medium
- 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
Origin of formatGerman from Classical Latin formatus, past participle of formare: see form
transitive verb-·mat·ted, -·mat·ting