\fɔːmˈe͡ɪʃən], \fɔːmˈeɪʃən], \f_ɔː_m_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of FORMATION
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By Princeton University
the geological features of the earth
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The act of forming or making; the act of creating or causing to exist; the operation of composing, by bringing materials together, or of shaping and giving form; generation; production; as, the formation of the earth; the formation of a state or constitution; the formation of ideas: the manner in which a thing is formed; as, the peculiar formation of the heart: in geol. any series of rocks referred to a common origin or period, whether they consist of the same or different materials. Geological strata are divided into certain groups of one era of deposition, sometimes of very dissimilar mineralogical character, but inclosing the same fossil species; as, the Carboniferous, Oolitic, Cretaceous, Silurian, Laurentian, etc., formations; (milit) an arrangement of troops, as in a square, column, etc.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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