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1. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit.

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • backfield
  • head
  • rear
  • secondary
  • flight
  • line
  • military formation
  • flank
  • wing

Antonyms

  • rear
  • highland
  • leave
  • indispose

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

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  • industrialization
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  • misinterpretation
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  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word formation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fractional basis partnerships essentially state from the formation of the partnerships what percentage of earnings each partner will receive.

Quotes containing the word formation


1. That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

2. Theological formation is the gradual and often painful discovery of God's incomprehensibility. You can be competent in many things, but you cannot be competent in God.
- Henri J.M. Nouwen

3. Choice forms the divider which is responsible for the formation of all futures that can be possible.
- Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

2. re-formation

noun. forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting.

Synonyms

  • reconstruction

Etymology

  • formation (English)
  • formation (French)
  • re- (English)

3. back-formation

noun. a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it.

Antonyms

  • antonym

4. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] the act of fabricating something in a particular shape.

Synonyms

  • shaping
  • turning
  • grooving
  • metalworking
  • forging
  • metalwork
  • filing
  • manufacturing
  • granulation
  • manufacture
  • fabrication

Antonyms

  • front
  • windward
  • reverse
  • starboard

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

5. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] the act of forming or establishing something.

Synonyms

  • collectivization
  • collectivisation
  • beginning
  • communisation
  • commencement
  • colonization
  • settlement
  • organisation
  • unionisation
  • federation
  • colonisation
  • start
  • establishment
  • organization
  • constitution
  • unionization

Antonyms

  • descent
  • ascent
  • gradualness
  • abruptness

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

6. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] a particular spatial arrangement.

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • placement
  • raster
  • rigging
  • rig

Antonyms

  • lowland
  • decrease
  • fall
  • approve

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

7. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] (geology) the geological features of the earth.

Synonyms

  • slope
  • volcanic crater
  • wall
  • mountain chain
  • beach
  • side
  • fountain
  • elevation
  • cliff
  • ridgeline
  • object
  • ridge
  • water table
  • natural elevation
  • natural spring
  • crater
  • diapir
  • geological formation
  • natural depression
  • shore
  • foreshore
  • incline
  • outpouring
  • relict
  • range
  • delta
  • cave
  • scree
  • massif
  • groundwater level
  • physical object
  • aquifer
  • mountain range
  • lakefront
  • outflow
  • monocline
  • water level
  • folium
  • chain
  • drop-off
  • mouth
  • mineral vein
  • depression
  • vein
  • range of mountains
  • oceanfront
  • chain of mountains
  • ice mass
  • spring
  • drop

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • raise
  • stay in place
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

8. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] natural process that causes something to form.

Synonyms

  • reticulation
  • natural action
  • natural process
  • encrustation
  • activity
  • action

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • disarrange
  • starve
  • influx

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

9. formation

noun. ['fɔrˈmeɪʃən'] creation by mental activity.

Synonyms

  • creating by mental acts

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • top

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)
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