format-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: the medium of information, data representation

Commentary: FORMAT[+form][+medium][+of_information][+representation][+of_data]

These computer files were sent in binary format.
He imported the file into Ascii format.
The album is only available now in CD or DVD format, not cassette.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a protocol for a process or event

Commentary: FORMAT[+process][+protocol][+for_event]

Has the family decided on the format for the grandfather's funeral service?
They are following a different format this year for presentations at the conference.
The detective claimed his investigation of the case had adhered to standard format.


Sense Number 3: the layout of a written document

Commentary: FORMAT[+form][+layout][+document][+written]

The movie studio tossed out several screenplays that were not in the proper format.
The newspaper has changed its format from four columns per page to five.
The chief editor liked Mary's proposed format for the new magazine.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b