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Definitions of formation:

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: noun

The act or manner of forming; generation or production; in geol., any assemblage of rocks which have some characters in common.

part of speech: noun

The act of molding or shaping; that which is shaped; structure; figure.

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