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formation

 [for-ma´shun]
1. the process of giving shape or form; the creation of an entity, or of a structure of definite shape.
2. a structure of definite shape.
chiasma formation the process by which a chiasma is formed; it is the cytologic basis of genetic recombination, or crossing over.
compromise formation in psychoanalysis a substituted idea or act representing and permitting partial expression of a repressed conflict.
concept formation the ability to organize a variety of information to form thoughts and ideas, a cognitive performance component in occupational therapy.
reaction formation a defense mechanism in which a person adopts conscious attitudes, interests, or feelings that are the opposites of unconscious feelings, impulses, or wishes. For example, a person may use revulsion or repugnance to defend against an unconscious desire or attraction.

for·ma·tion

(fōr-mā'shŭn), [TA]
1. A formation; a structure of definite shape or cellular arrangement.
2. That which is formed.
3. The act of giving form and shape.
Synonym(s): formatio (1) [TA]

formation

/for·ma·tion/ (for-ma´shun)
1. the process of giving shape or form; the creation of an entity, or of a structure of definite shape.
2. a structure of definite shape.

reaction formation  a defense mechanism in which a person adopts conscious attitudes, interests, or feelings that are the opposites of their unconscious feelings, impulses, or wishes.
reticular formation  any of several diffuse networks of cells and fibers in the spinal cord and brainstem; subdivided into the reticular formations of the spinal cord, medulla oblongata, mesencephalon, and pons.

formation

[fôrmā′shən]
1 a cluster of people who occupy and therefore define a quantum of space.
2 a structure, shape, or figure.

for·ma·tion

(fōr-mā'shŭn)
1. Shape, configuration, arrangement; the way in which anything is formed.
2. That which is so formed.
3. The act of giving form and shape.
Synonym(s): formatio (1) [TA] .

formation

any of the main natural vegetation types extending over a large area that is created by the nature of the climate. Examples include tundra, steppe, rainforest and coniferous forest.

for·ma·tion

(fōr-mā'shŭn)
1. A structure of definite shape or cellular arrangement.
2. That which is formed.
3. The act of giving form and shape.

formation

1. the process of giving shape or form; the creation of an entity, or of a structure of definite shape.
2. a structure of definite shape.
References in classic literature ?
And now, before they could even assume a proper formation for defence, the outflanking /Impis/ had leapt, like greyhounds, on their flanks.
When in any country several domestic breeds have once been established, their occasional intercrossing, with the aid of selection, has, no doubt, largely aided in the formation of new sub-breeds; but the importance of the crossing of varieties has, I believe, been greatly exaggerated, both in regard to animals and to those plants which are propagated by seed.
Lightning-1 will be drilled to a total depth of 2,007 meters; primary targets are the Murta & Patchawarra sands, with secondary targets of the McKinlay, Namur & Birkhead formations.
Pink Sheets: GFPE) announced that they struck oil in the Cypress Formation, the first of the three formations encountered in the Sterett Miles #1A located in the Illinois Basin.
Pink Sheets: GFPE) announced that crude oil began showing up in the drilling fluid shortly after drilling the Cypress, Aux Vases and the O'Hara formations; each formation was highly fluorescent under an ultra-violet light, which is indicative of a heavy saturation of oil.
Fellows initially targeted the Upper Green River and Wasatch formations, as well as the 88 net feet of zones in the Lower Green River formation.
Fellows initially targeted the Upper Green River and Wasatch formations, as well as 88 net feet of zones in the Lower Green River formation.
The commingled production from the currently perforated zones in the Wasatch and Green River formations is expected to be 75-85 BOE per day based upon testing and previous daily production levels.
The Donelson #1 well also encountered potential pay in the middle and upper Bossier formations as well as the shallower Pettet formation.
The Company plans to complete five additional formations after testing the initial seven formations, for a total of twelve formations from four wells.
Additionally, there are seven proven productive formations uplifted by the structure.