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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Whereas the realm of spiritual formation/character formation is often regarded as ethereal and for the contemplative, by bringing in substantial direct application of "Jesus practices" to the two areas that are on the forefront of most North Americans' (at least) minds, the seemingly transcendent becomes important to the temporal.
Le deuxieme projet porte sur la creation d'un institut de formation professionnelle dans l'agroalimentaire, le batiment et le tourisme.

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