Meaning of FORMATION in English

FORMATION

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rock formation

There are marvellous views of impressive rock formations.

back formation

cloud formation (= the shape in which cloud forms )

There are many different types of cloud formation.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

capital

Investment in coastal shipping yet again reveals how local the process of capital formation in transport was.

They were not accounted for in private consumption expenditure, general government expenditure, or domestic capital formation .

This does not mean that the pace of innovation and of capital formation in the eighteenth-century economy were negligible.

This obviously is not an especially efficient way to promote capital formation .

The obvious concern is to facilitate capital formation and to channel it into sectors and areas capable of using it most efficiently.

Moreover, the empirical evidence on the effect of egalitarianism on capital formation is uncertain.

But how is it possible to reconcile a variable rate of capital formation with a fixed stock of capital?

In everyday economic discourse, nothing is more frequently taken as an index of economic growth than the volume of capital formation .

cultural

The sociology of such developments is at a different and much broader level than that of cultural formations .

The cultural formation processes discussed in Chapter 2 all have to be taken into account in any assessment of this question.

Many cultural formations have of course been restricted in this way.

It was within this crisis of the broader social formation that the particular cultural formation of the circle around Godwin became significant.

The cultural formation we know as Bloomsbury is very different from both.

The remainder of this chapter is devoted to a more detailed discussion of the different cultural and natural formation processes.

political

In the years since then, antiracists have become a discrete and self contained political formation .

rock

The canyon walls, rock formations and spires on the rim looked surreal, like a backdrop in a movie set.

Artesian wells are drilled into rock formations that contain pressurized water.

Fantastic rock formations , beautiful mesquite forests and deep grass all hide in the heart of the range.

social

This capitalist thrust was within a largely pre-capitalist social formation .

Second, the activities to be considered work must be present in all social formations .

The content and form of social and economic formations along with institutions can not be properly investigated by projecting preconceived notions.

A second concern 15 to examine petty commerce in the context of various modes of production in capitalist social formations .

This more complex account of the process of levels of social formation interacting is reminiscent of Althusser's theory of overdetermination.

It is also designed to allow causal analysis of the basic dynamics of any social formation .

He sees the trajectory of his industrial social formation in contradiction to meeting fundamental human and social needs.

■ NOUN

cloud

Some theorists even believe that solar wind particles hitting the atmosphere may trigger cloud formation .

Mountains stretched as far as my eyes could see, until the next cloud formation .

However, a minority of features may be the result of waves which influence cloud formation as they move through the atmosphere.

household

Changing patterns of household formation are normally taken into account, as this factor can also affect results.

Recommends more research on the impact of economic and social factors on household formation .

The post-war period has also been characterized by very profound changes in family and household formation patterns.

The household formation pattern of women over 80 is quite different from that of all elderly persons as Figure 6 illustrates.

However, Bramley et al concluded that the principal determinants of household formation and growth remained demographic and social.

memory

If one can discover which protein is missing, then one has a clue to its necessary role in memory formation .

Elevated muscarinic receptor seemed therefore to be associated with the early phases of memory formation .

policy

What is characteristic of both locales is the de-democratization of policy formation and implementation.

To a large extent, initiative in policy formation is centered in the chief executive.

These differences are inevitable given the distinct economic, political and professional contexts of such policy formation .

Instead of the central board of directors foisting decisions on unwilling parties, policy formation reflects endless bargaining between diverse competing interests.

They will retain a significant role through the party machinery in policy formation .

Moreover, top civil servants are not only involved in policy formation .

In addition, the role of higher levels in industrial relations policy formation will be explored.

However, some delegates feared ordinary members would have even less influence on policy formation if the conference voting system was altered.

stone

Many studies suggest that sludge formation is a marker of gall stone formation.

Hyperuricosuria, with or without hypercalciuria, occurs in 10 to 20 percent of patients with calcium stone formation .

In pregnancy and obesity, increased fasting and postprandial residual gall bladder volumes are associated with increased risk of gall stone formation .

It is thought that uric acid crystals serve as a nidus for calcium oxalate crystallization resulting in subsequent stone formation .

In patients in whom the procedure is successful 4.4-9.8% will develop bile duct stenosis, new stone formation or both.

In these Patients, reduction of urate excretion reduces stone formation .

At present, we do not know how smoking might promote either gall stone formation or the development of symptoms.

It is too early to establish whether recurrent stone formation after percutaneous cholecystolithotomy differs from other non-operative treatments.

■ VERB

announce

Bosnia's five-member presidency has announced the formation of a republican army after assuming emergency powers to prepare a co-ordinated defence.

It also announced the formation of a second sales team.

It had been announced that the formation would be led by Capt.

On Oct. 18, Djohar announced the formation of a new government.

A day later the War Department and the army announced the formation of a squadron for black cadets.

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir announced the formation of an appointed transitional parliament to pave the way for democracy.

encourage

Despite an immediate reprimand from Chamorro, Godoy's statements during the strike reportedly encouraged the formation of right-wing armed groups.

White fluorescent light increases the rate of growth of this plant while apparently not encouraging unwanted algae formation .

To this extent the region was actually encouraging the formation of richer peasant strata at the expense of the poorer.

Belfast Action Team said agencies would answer queries and encourage the formation of residents' groups to involve them in decision-making.

It encourages the formation of farmer cooperatives and advances them loans for irrigation pumps.

fly

The spitfire, for instance, is part of a squadron of similar aircraft, flying in formation .

They do anything but fly in formation .

When you fly formation , try to find your own reference points for every possible position.

One of 16 pilots flying in the formation dropped out, and she was the only person available to fill in.

Pilots consulted by New Times say a group of planes flying in formation at night suggests military aircraft.

involve

Moreover, top civil servants are not only involved in policy formation .

lead

First, there is the actual death or separation leading to the formation of the majority of such families.

It raised consciousness about historic preservation, and led to the formation of the numerous historic districts that today ring the downtown.

The ongoing practice of self-defeating organizational behavior patterns leads ineluctably to the formation of what we call a self-defeating organizational character.

Painful events in later life can also lead to the formation of blocks.

It led to the formation of a crust and eventually the continents.

This would lead to the formation of galaxies, stars, and eventually even insignificant creatures like ourselves.

prevent

The great body of water remains at a uniform 5.6 o C throughout the winter, which prevents the formation of ice.

Gentle agitation of the acid, and slight tilting of the face prevents the formation of bubble trains which trench the surface.

So water softeners are added to washing powders to prevent its formation .

result

It is thought that uric acid crystals serve as a nidus for calcium oxalate crystallization resulting in subsequent stone formation .

In many industries, and not only in the United States, mergers resulted in the formation of giant companies.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Formations of tanks were lined up along the border.

Astronomers were able to observe a galaxy still in the process of formation .

the natural rock formations of Bryce Canyon

The players lined up in a T formation .

Three small planes flying in formation collided this afternoon, killing four people.

Yeltsin organized the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And even within a single formation the relations between instances are for ever changing.

However, a minority of features may be the result of waves which influence cloud formation as they move through the atmosphere.

Looking up, I saw a formation of six Wellington bombers passing over at 4, 000 meters.

This capitalist thrust was within a largely pre-capitalist social formation .

Within the squad we got a number that referred to our position in the formation .

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