Definition of reformat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

reformat

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌriˈfɔrmæt//
 
reformat something(computing)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reformat
 
he / she / it reformats
 
past simple reformatted
 
-ing form reformatting
 
 
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to give a new format to a computer disk You should be able to install the drive software without needing to reformat the hard drive.
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