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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.
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Having a concerted industry effort to develop a single open format to address statistical variation will enable us to better address our customer's design challenges.
The 80 GB hard drive stores a number of digitally scanned large format files to reduce storage and file space of large prints and allows them to be housed in the system for quick retrieval and hardcopy output.
Some educational producers of alternate formats concentrate on textbooks, not aware of the need for access to a much broader spectrum of resources (NEADS, 2004).
The physical characteristics of the Blu-ray format are different from current DVD, but its backers tout its storage capacity, greater than that of HD DVD.
With the DVD+R9 format, discs can be recorded in either CLV format for sequential video access or CAV format for random access.
By 2003, vendors will have had a full year to market this format, so the potential is that a higher number of companies will make the mistake of using image-based reports.
Despite these limitations, TIF files provide some data standardization that is often used when creating archival electronic documents, especially in the case of large size engineering drawings, where PDF file formats do not fully support the creation of large document display sizes.
1 as an important milestone in establishing a truly open and useful standard for document formats.
It is our observation at MIT that in some cases the institution can suggest what file formats are desirable for archiving purposes (for example, use PDF rather than Microsoft Word), and in some cases the archive could convert the file on ingest from a less to a more desirable format (for example, from Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF into PDF/A, the archival profile of the PDF standard).