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Definition of format noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the general arrangement, plan, design, etc. of something The format of the new quiz show has proved popular.
  2. 2the shape and size of a book, magazine, etc. They brought out the magazine in a new format last month.
  3. 3(computing) the way in which data is stored or held to be worked on by a computer The images are stored in a digital format within the database.
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