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 Dictionary entry overview: What does formatting mean? 

  The noun FORMATTING has 1 sense:

1. the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

  Familiarity information: FORMATTING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1formatting [BACK TO TOP]


The organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


data format; data formatting; format; formatting

Hypernyms ("formatting" is a kind of...):

info; information (a message received and understood)

Domain category:

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "formatting"):

high-level formatting ((computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations)

initialisation; initialization; low-level formatting ((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)

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