Format

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Format may refer to:

Computing:

  • File format, particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file
  • Content format, encoded format for converting a specific type of data to displayable information
  • Document file format, for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computer
  • Audio file format, for storing digital audio data on a computer system
  • Formatting, preparing computer hard disks to store data, destroying any existing contents
    • FORMAT, a command-line utility to format disks in many computer operating systems
  • Format (Common Lisp), a programming function for formatting printed output
  • Format (Fortran 66), a programming statement for formatting printed output
  • Format (Algol68), a programming function & type for formatting printed output

Music:

Other Uses:

  • Radio format, the overall content broadcast on a radio station
  • TV format, overall concept, premise and branding of a television program
  • Newspaper format, the size of the paper page
  • Film format, standard characteristics regarding image capture on photographic film
  • Playoff format, competition in sports and games to determine an overall champion