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The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun

Meaning of "formation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FORMATION

formation  [fɔːˈmeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORMATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Formation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FORMATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Formation

Formation may refer to: ▪ Formation flying, aerobatics performed with several aircraft ▪ Formation, a high-level military organization ▪ Tactical formation, the physical deployment of military forces...

Definition of formation in the English dictionary

The first definition of formation in the dictionary is the act of giving or taking form, shape, or existence. Other definition of formation is something that is formed. Formation is also the manner in which something is formed or arranged.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORMATION


affirmation
ˌæfəˈmeɪʃən
animation
ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən
approximation
əˌprɒksɪˈmeɪʃən
automation
ˌɔːtəˈmeɪʃən
confirmation
ˌkɒnfəˈmeɪʃən
conformation
ˌkɒnfɔːˈmeɪʃən
Dalmatian
dælˈmeɪʃən
defamation
ˌdɛfəˈmeɪʃən
deformation
ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən
estimation
ˌɛstɪˈmeɪʃən
exclamation
ˌɛkskləˈmeɪʃən
inflammation
ˌɪnfləˈmeɪʃən
information
ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
misinformation
ˌmɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən
proclamation
ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən
reclamation
ˌrɛkləˈmeɪʃən
reformation
ˌrɛfəˈmeɪʃən
sublimation
ˌsʌblɪˈmeɪʃən
summation
sʌˈmeɪʃən
transformation
ˌtrænsfəˈmeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORMATION

formally
formally valid
formalness
formamide
Forman
formant
format
formate
formation dance
formation dancing
formation flying
formation rules
formational
formative
formative assessment
formatively
formativeness
formatted
formatter
formatting

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORMATION

accreditation
action
administration
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation
foundation

Synonyms and antonyms of formation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORMATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «formation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of formation

Translation of «formation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORMATION

Find out the translation of formation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of formation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «formation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

始创
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

formación
570 millions of speakers

English

formation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गठन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

формирование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

formação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গঠন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

formation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembentukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bildung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

編成
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

형성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tatanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hình thành
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருவாக்கம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्मिती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

formasyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

formazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

formacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

формування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

formarea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχηματισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vorming
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bildning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dannelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of formation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORMATION»

The term «formation» is very widely used and occupies the 3.881 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORMATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about formation

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10 QUOTES WITH «FORMATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word formation.
1
John R. Allen
Planning is really the hallmark of any large military formation, and it's typically a weakness in new formations and new armies.
2
Hosea Ballou
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
3
Mamata Banerjee
I never supported violence. Before the formation of TMC, I was a member of the Congress Party. Gandhi's Congress. Non-violence is a philosophy that runs deep.
4
William Bennett
The formation of character in young people is educationally a different task from and a prior task to, the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
5
Leon Bourgeois
Just as the formation of the family is basic to the formation of the state, so the states themselves are the only units that can form the basic constitution of a viable international organization.
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Hjalmar Branting
There is no reason why agreement on particular points should not be both possible and advantageous to the so-called neutrals and to one or more of the blocs, either existing or in the process of formation, within the League of Nations.
7
Donald Bren
My first large-scale community development opportunity was the formation of the Mission Viejo Co. - a partnership with the O'Neill Family, who owned Rancho Mission Viejo. As the young president of the company, I had the responsibility for master planning, master building and implementing the new community's development plans.
8
Lance Burton
The dove act? I'm still working on it. I don't think it's perfect yet. I got my first pair of doves when I was 14 years old. That was the beginning of the formation of that act. So it's been 24 years now that I've been working on it.
9
John C. Calhoun
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
10
Peter Chernin
The formation of the News America Publishing Group will lead to greater editorial excitement, new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORMATION»

Discover the use of formation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to formation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Formation of Islamic Art
This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light.
Oleg Grabar, 1987
2
Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the ...
This second edition builds upon and updates Omi and Winant's groundbreaking research. In addition to a preface to the new edition, the book provides a more detailed account of the theory of racial formation processes.
Michael Omi, 1994
3
English Word-Formation
The book draws on a wide range of sources, and general points are illustrated from a variety of languages.
Laurie Bauer, 1983
4
Pattern Formation: An Introduction to Methods
Fully illustrated mathematical guide to pattern formation. Includes instructive exercises and examples.
Rebecca B. Hoyle, 2006
5
Galaxy Formation and Evolution
A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies.
Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch, Simon White, 2010
6
Bone Formation
An easy-to handle and to read work, with concise reviews that are extensively referenced, the chapters in this book are written by internationally known authorities.
Felix Bronner, Mary C. Farach-Carson, Mary Farach-Carson, 2003
7
Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century
From the ecclesiastical courts of seventeenth century Lima to the cell blocks of Abu Grahib, the essays draw from Omi and Winant’s influential theory of racial formation and adapt it to the various criticisms, challenges, and changes of ...
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Oneka LaBennett, Laura Pulido, 2012
8
Christian Formation: Integrating Theology & Human Development
Both academics and practitioners will find help in this volume, one that is certain to be a standard work for years to come.
James Riley Estep, Jonathan H. Kim, 2010
9
Perspectives on Children's Spiritual Formation
Church scholars, from varying denominational backgrounds, discuss four, basic, common beliefs about children’s spiritual formation with the goal of determining which is most scripturally sound.
Michael J. Anthony, 2006
10
Handbook of Word-Formation
This volume traces the many strands of study in the field of word formation that have developed since the seminal work of Marchand and Lees in the 1960s.
Pavol Štekauer, Rochelle Lieber, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORMATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term formation is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Sugary beverages linked to kidney stone formation | Opinion, News …
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas and punch is linked with an increased risk of kidney stone formation while consumption of ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
2
2016 election could result in formation of 3rd party
Sen. Barry Goldwater and Sen.George McGovern both suffered resounding defeats in their presidential bids, but in the Senate, it was a different ... «Billings Gazette, Jul 15»
3
ADCs formation on July 13 : 12th jul15 ~ E-Pao! Headlines
Imphal, July 11 2015 : After much delay, the State Government has finally decided July 13 as the date for formation of the six ADCs of hill areas of Manipur. «E-Pao.net, Jul 15»
4
Professor studies star formation with innovative telescope | State …
In the simplest terminology, Devine is researching star formation. "We're trying to understand how stars form. (When) one young, hot star forms, ... «Idaho State Journal, Jul 15»
5
Formation (Ghost Culture remix)
Formation are the duo from South London currently making waves with a series of delectable white label releases. The twin's passion for ... «Mixmag, Jul 15»
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Five-star formation find would put 'Star Wars' makers to shame …
A unique five-star formation was discovered on the same gravitational plane 250 light years away from Earth. «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
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Ancient black hole defied rules of galaxy formation - Phys.org
This link, along with other evidence, led the scientists to assume that the growth of black holes and the formation of stars go hand-in-hand. «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
8
Pact signed for formation of multi-modal commuting system
A pact was signed today by the governments of Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh Administration for formation of Greater Chandigarh Transport ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
9
Rapid generation of secondary fibroblasts through teratoma formation
We have developed a convenient method for repeatedly producing genetically identical secondary fibroblasts via teratoma formation using pre-existing iPSCs. «BioTechniques.com, Jul 15»
10
Congress panel for formation of Greater Bengaluru Authority - The …
Congress panel for formation of Greater Bengaluru Authority ... KPCC told The Hindu that the committee recommended formation of the Greater ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»

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