Definition of formation
- new word formations
- the peculiar formation of the heart
- flying in formation
The book explains the formation of the planets.
The soldiers were marching in formation.
The team ran on the field and lined up in a punt formation.
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: the act of forming or creating something
: something that is formed or created
: an orderly arrangement or group of people, ships, or airplanes
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