HyperDic: formatting

English > 1 sense of the word formatting:
NOUNcommunicationformatting, format, data format, data formattingthe organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
English > formatting: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing).
Synonymsformat, data format, data formatting
Categorycomputer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemA machine for performing calculations automatically
Narrowerhigh-level formatting(computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
low-level formatting, initialization, initialisation(computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
Broaderinformation, infoA message received and understood
Spanishformato
Catalanformat
Verbsformatdivide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
formatdetermine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)
formatset (printed matter) into a specific format

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