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noun [countable/uncountable] format pronunciation in British English /ˈfɔː(r)mæt/
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  1. 1
    the arrangement, design, or organization of something

    Changes have been proposed to the format of the competition.

    1. a.
      the size, shape, and appearance of a book, magazine, or newspaper

      large-print format

    2. b.
      the form that a film, television programme, music recording etc is produced in

      a TV programme in wide-screen format

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an afternoon full of crafts

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