Online Google Dictionary

formation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/fôrˈmāSHən/,
Font size:

formations, plural;
  1. The action of forming or process of being formed
    • - the formation of the Great Rift Valley
  2. A structure or arrangement of something
    • - a cloud formation
  3. A formal arrangement of aircraft in flight or troops
    • - a battle formation
    • - the helicopters hovered overhead in formation
  4. An assemblage of rocks or series of strata having some common characteristic


  1. an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
  2. the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
  3. constitution: the act of forming or establishing 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. geological formation: (geology) the geological features of the earth
  5. a particular spatial arrangement
  6. natural process that causes something to form; "the formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
  7. In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football.
  8. Military organization is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defence policy. In some countries paramilitary forces are included in a nation's armed forces. ...
  9. In transport engineering, subgrade is the native material underneath a constructed road,http://www.highwaysmaintenance.com/drainage.htm The Idiots' Guide to Highways Maintenance highwaysmaintenence.com pavement or railway (US: railroad) track. It is also called formation level.
  10. A formation or geological formation is the fundamental unit of lithostratigraphy. A formation consists of a certain number of rock strata that have a comparable lithology, facies or other similar properties. ...
  11. In American football, the A formation was a variation of the single-wing formation used with great success by the New York Giants of the 1930s and early 1940s. This formation was masterminded by Giants coach Steve Owen and relied heavily upon Hall of Fame center Mel Hein for its success.
  12. Something possessing structure or form; The act of assembling a group or structure; A rock or face of a mountain; A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc; An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, ...
  13. (Formational) Settings and experiences that touch our hearts and result in emotional, attitudinal, values, and relational change.
  14. (Formations) whenever you hear about game formations, you hear some weird numbers like 4-4-2 or 3-4-3 or something like that. To explain it real simply, the numbers work from the back forward and the keeper is never counted. ...
  15. (Formations) 4-3-3, for example, refers to four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards. Formations are listed from the defense out. Also, 4-4-2 and 3-5-2 are common.
  16. (Formations) Order of play is decided by the toss of a coin. The ceremony involves thereferee and the two team captains. The winning captain chooses either the right to serve first, or the choice of court ("Serve or Side").
  17. (Formations) a general term used to describe cave growths such as  stalactites and stalagmites.
  18. (Formations) structures consisting of 6 or more men in the midgame; six major formations are the Dyke (Long and Short), Pyramid, Phalanx, Mill, Echelon, and Mixed.
  19. (Formations) {url:/ajax_concepts/44777/?conceptid=255277001&callback=children&child_size=69}
  20. (formed) Refers to the plastic face or letter that has been heated and shaped to give it dimension.
  21. (Formed) Plates that have undergone formation.
  22. (FORMED) The process of forming tube or plate into shaped products by applying pressure at elevated temperatures using a press. Some austenitic stainless steels and nonferrous alloys are formed at room temperature.
  23. (FORMED) Includes incorporated, created and organized, and each of the terms includes the other as the context may require.
  24. (Formed) 1661/1669^[citation needed]
  25. (forming) The first stage of group development in which people join the group and then define the group's purpose, structure, and leadership.