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Delete vs. Format

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Deleteverb

To remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer or other device.

Formatnoun

The layout of a publication or document.

Deletenoun

(computing) A deletion.

‘I lost the file when I accidentally hit delete.’;

Formatnoun

(hence) The form of presentation of something.

Deletenoun

(recorded entertainment industry) A remainder of a music or video release.

Formatnoun

(radio) The type of programming that a radio station broadcasts; such as a certain genre of music, news, sports, talk, etc.

‘The radio station changed the format of its evening program.’;

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Deletenoun

(uncountable) Delete

Formatnoun

(computing) A file type.

Deleteverb

To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.

‘I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight.’;

Formatverb

To create or edit the layout of a document.

Deleteverb

remove or make invisible;

‘Please delete my name from your list’;

Formatverb

Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.

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Deleteverb

wipe out magnetically recorded information

Formatverb

(computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.

‘I lost weeks of work when I inadvertently formatted my hard drive.’;

Deleteverb

cut or eliminate;

‘she edited the juiciest scenes’;

Formatnoun

The shape and size of a book or other printed publication; hence, its external form.

‘The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger format than that found convenient for university work.’; ‘One might, indeed, protest that the format is a little too luxurious.’;

Formatnoun

the arrangement of the parts of a printed page, such as text and graphics; as, text flowing around an illustration provides a more pleasing format; multiple columns are a more common format for large pages.

Formatnoun

The pattern of organization of information in an electronic storage medium, such as the number and size of records, or the size, spacing, or separation symbols for fields in a record. A computer file, for example, may be in fixed-length format, in which each field or record occupies the same number of bytes, or in variable-length format, in which the lengths of fields or records varies. The number of formats are unlimited, being specifiable at will by programmers or in some cases by the users of programs.

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Formatnoun

The general organization, form, or plan for anything, such as an organized social, political, or entertainment event.

Formatverb

to set into a specific format; - of printed matter or data recorded on a data soorage medium.

Formatnoun

the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

Formatnoun

the general appearance of a publication

Formatverb

set (printed matter) into a specific format;

‘Format this letter so it can be printed out’;

Formatverb

determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

Formatverb

divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data;

‘Please format this disk before entering data!’;

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