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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·ti·o

, pl.

for·ma·ti·o·nes

(fōr-mā'shē-ō, fōr-mā-shē-ō'nēz), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): formation
2. A structure of definite shape or cellular arrangement.
[L. fr. formo, pp. -atus, to form]

formatio

/for·ma·tio/ (for-ma´she-o) pl. formatio´nes   [L.] formation.

formatio

A Latin term for a structure with a definite shape; it is rarely used in the working medical parlance.

for·ma·ti·o

, pl. formationes (fōr-mā'shē-ō, -ō'nēz) [TA]
1. Synonym(s): formation.
2. A structure of definite shape or cellular arrangement.
[L. fr. formo, pp. -atus, to form]

formatio

pl. formationes [L.] formation.
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