format Definition

  • 1the way in which something is arranged or set out, especially in terms of its shape, size, or appearance
  • 2the structure or arrangement of data according to a specific set of conventions or standards

Using format: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "format" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The book has a clear and easy-to-read format.

  • Example

    The resume should be in a standard format.

  • Example

    The TV show is available in high-definition format.

  • Example

    The file needs to be converted to a different format before it can be opened.

format Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for format

Phrases with format

  • the structure or type of a computer file, often indicated by the file extension


    The document was saved in PDF file format.

  • the size and orientation of a printed document, such as A4 or landscape


    The printer is set to print in letter paper format.

  • the technical specifications of a video recording, such as resolution and aspect ratio


    The movie is available in DVD and Blu-ray video formats.

Origins of format

from French 'format', meaning 'shape, size'


Summary: format in Brief

The term 'format' [ˈfɔːmæt] refers to the way something is arranged or set out, such as the structure of data or the appearance of a document. It can refer to file formats like PDF, paper formats like A4, or video formats like DVD. 'Format' is often used in technical contexts and implies adherence to specific conventions or standards.