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Noun formation has 7 senses
- formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
--1 is a kind of arrangement
--1 has particulars:
- formation - a particular spatial arrangement
--2 is a kind of placement, arrangement
--2 has particulars: raster; rig, rigging; split
- formation, shaping - the fabrication of something in a particular shape
--3 is a kind of fabrication, manufacture
--3 has particulars:
- constitution, establishment, formation, organization, organisation - the act of forming something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"
--4 is a kind of beginning, start, commencement
--4 has particulars:
- geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
--5 is a kind of natural object
--5 has particulars:
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- formation - natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
--6 is a kind of natural process, natural action, action, activity
--6 has particulars: incrustation, encrustation; reticulation
- formation - creation by mental activity; "the formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"
--7 is a kind of creating by mental acts
--7 has particulars: affixation