Antonyms

1. back-formation

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

Antonyms

  • antonym

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Words that Rhyme with Geological Formation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

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. geological

adjective. ['ˌdʒiːəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl'] of or relating to or based on geology.

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. formation

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

Synonyms

  • arrangement
  • placement
  • raster
  • rigging
  • rig

Antonyms

  • lowland
  • decrease
  • fall
  • approve

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. formation

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

Synonyms

  • creating by mental acts

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • top

Etymology

  • formation (French)
  • formatio (Latin)

Example sentences of the word geological-formation


1. Noun Phrase
Naturally occurring deposits of the compound are mined from geological formations of the Eocene age (approximately 48 million years ago).

2. Noun Phrase
The major attraction here is the unusual geological formation - 60-foot tall, perfectly vertical columns of imposing basalt - that give it its name.

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