format

(redirected from formatted)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

format

[fôr′mət]
a computerized arrangement of data for storage or display requiring the division of space on a disk into sectors for storage.

format,

n a predetermined computer arrangement of characters, fields, lines, page numbers, punctuation marks, and the like.
References in periodicals archive ?
TM) Pro reads discs formatted with Roxio's Direct CD(TM) for Windows, as well as most disks formatted by InCD(TM) from Ahead, Packetman(TM) from Aplix and B's Clip from BHA.
announced today a collaborative development effort to add support for the FlashPix image file format in Apple's QuickTime Media Layer, allowing any Macintosh or Windows application to display and share FlashPix formatted files locally or across networks.