What is formation?

  • (noun): Natural process that causes something to form.
    Example: "The formation of gas in the intestine"; "the formation of crystals"; "the formation of pseudopods"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on formation:

1st Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - Formation
... As formed the Mobile Division was made up of the 1st and 2nd Light Armoured Brigades, the 1st Tank Brigade, artillery, engineers and signals ... Its paper strength was 620 armoured fighting vehicles, but seven eighths of these were reconnaissance vehicles, and of those some were being simulated by trucks ...
Gastrulation - In Amniotes - Formation of The Primitive Streak
... Formation of the primitive streak is reliant upon nodal signaling within the cells contributing to the primitive streak and BMP4 signaling from the extraembryonic tissue ... site of gastrulation and initiate germ layer formation ... during the process of gastrulation and germ layer formation ...
French Second Republic - History - Formation
... This provisional government with Dupont de l'Eure as its president, consisted of Lamartine for foreign affairs, Crémieux for justice, Ledru-Rollin for the interior, Carnot for public instruction, Goudchaux for finance, Arago for the navy, and Burdeau for war ... Garnier-Pagès was mayor of Paris ...
Gibbs Free Energy - Standard Energy Change of Formation
... The standard Gibbs free energy of formation of a compound is the change of Gibbs free energy that accompanies the formation of 1 mole of that substance from its component ... in their standard states (oxygen gas, graphite, etc.) have 0 standard Gibbs free energy change of formation, as there is no change involved ...

More definitions of "formation":

  • (noun): The fabrication of something in a particular shape.
    Synonyms: shaping
  • (noun): An arrangement of people or things acting as a unit.
    Example: "A defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
  • (noun): A particular spatial arrangement.
  • (noun): Creation by mental activity.
    Example: "The formation of sentences"; "the formation of memories"

Famous quotes containing the word formation:

    Those who were skillful in Anatomy among the Ancients, concluded from the outward and inward Make of an Human Body, that it was the Work of a Being transcendently Wise and Powerful. As the World grew more enlightened in this Art, their Discoveries gave them fresh Opportunities of admiring the Conduct of Providence in the Formation of an Human Body.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful—the formation of fixed habits of work.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)

    I want you to consider this distinction as you go forward in life. Being male is not enough; being a man is a right to be earned and an honor to be cherished. I cannot tell you how to earn that right or deserve that honor. . . but I can tell you that the formation of your manhood must be a conscious act governed by the highest vision of the man you want to be.
    Kent Nerburn (20th century)