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Another word for formation

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Noun
  1. A way or condition of being arranged

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Another word for formation

Noun
  1. The process of forming

      1. Any unified, consolidated group of elements; systematized whole
      2. (Baseball) A major league club and all its farm teams.
      3. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
      1. The physical makeup of a person:
      2. A document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down
      3. The system of fundamental laws and principles of a government, state, society, corporation, etc., written or unwritten
      1. The act of compiling.
      2. Something, such as a report, anthology, or set of data, that is compiled.
      1. (Philos.) In Hegelian philosophy, the unified whole in which opposites (thesis and antithesis) are reconciled
      2. (Chemistry) Formation of a compound from simpler compounds or elements.
      3. The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
      1. One that embodies:
      2. A physical entity typifying an abstraction
      3. The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
      1. (Math.) A method of proving a theorem which holds true for all whole numbers greater than or equal to some first number, by demonstrating that it holds true for the first number and by showing that, if it holds true for all the subsequent numbers preceding a given number, then it must hold for the next following number
      2. (Logic) The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.
      3. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
      1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
      2. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
      3. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
      1. An original product of human invention or artistic imagination:
      2. The fact or state of having been created.
      3. The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
      1. The act or process of generating; origination, production, or procreation.
      2. (Biology) A form or stage in the life cycle of an organism:
      3. Any of the stages of successive improvement in the development of a product, system, etc.
      1. A fabricated thing; esp., a falsehood, false excuse, etc.
      2. A fabricating or being fabricated; construction; manufacture
      1. A painting, sculpture, etc. with respect to the aesthetic arrangement of its elements or features
      2. (Law) A settlement whereby the creditors of a debtor about to enter bankruptcy agree, in return for some financial consideration, usually proffered immediately, to the discharge of their respective claims on receipt of payment which is in a lesser amount than that actually owed on the claim.
      3. An arrangement of the parts of a work of art so as to form a unified, harmonious whole
      1. The act or process of producing:
      2. A situation or display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated:
      3. A work produced on the stage, as a film, etc.
      1. Accumulated or collected material; heap
      2. The process of growing into a large amount or heap:
      3. (Accounting) The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings.
      1. Something deposited, especially by a natural process, as:
      2. (--- Physiology) An accumulation of organic or inorganic material, such as a lipid or mineral, in a body tissue, structure, or fluid.
      3. A partial or initial payment of a cost or debt:
      1. (Uncountable, physics, chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
      2. (Countable) The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
      3. (Uncountable) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
      1. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
      2. A collection of things that have been arranged:
      3. The composition as thus adapted
      1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
      2. The condition or fact of being established.
      3. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
      1. The central section of a movement in sonata form, in which the theme is elaborated and explored.
      2. The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.
      3. The act of developing or the state of being developed, as:
  2. An arrangement

      1. A formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears, developed by Philip II of Macedon and used by Alexander the Great.
      2. (Historical, plural phalanxes) An ancient Greek and Macedonian military unit that consisted of several ranks and files (lines) of soldiers in close array with joined shields and long spears.
      3. A massed group of individuals; compact body
      1. The arrangement or formation of the tissues, organs, or other parts of an organism.
      2. The way in which parts are arranged or put together to form a whole; makeup:
      3. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
      1. One's usual mood; temperament:
      2. A physical property or tendency:
      3. A habitual inclination; a tendency:
      1. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
      2. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
      3. (Chem.) The structure of a compound, esp. in the spatial relation of atoms in the molecule