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A group of people or things in a particular arrangement or pattern
“This type of joint typically comes in a chain formation or zigzag formation.”
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The action of forming or process of being formed
“During this period, many economists made outstanding contributions to the formation of this theory.”
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The action of creating or establishing something
“We are interested in the formation of an Institute for the Study of Gerontology.”
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The act of formulating or organizing a course of action
“A diagnosis of a problem in language may lead to the formation of a plan to effect a remedy.”
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The process of accumulating into a mass, or a mass that has accumulated
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“The formation of sediment in the urban environment is a complex process involving the interaction of various natural and anthropogenic physical processes.”
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The action or process of inventing something, typically a process or device
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The visible shape or configuration of something
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The beginning or coming into existence of something
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A collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation
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The action or process of preparing or being prepared for use or consideration
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A connected series of military fieldworks or defenses facing an enemy force
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The action of making or manufacturing from components or raw materials
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The propagation of living organisms
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The process or manifestation of objectifying (something)
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An addition or annex to a group, set, or total
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A row, column or group of people or things
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(manufacturing) A set of procedures used to produce a product
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The use of skill to create or bring about something, especially with a consequent effect of artificiality
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A row, column or group of vehicles, people or things
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