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Formation may refer to:
- Formation flying, aerobatics performed with several aircraft
- Formation (military), a high-level military organization
- Tactical formation, the physical deployment of military forces
Mathematics and science
- Class formation, an axiomatization of class field theory in mathematics
- Formation (group theory), a class of groups
- Formation (stratigraphy), a formally named rock stratum or geological unit
- Rock formation, a mass of bedrock displaying a curious or interesting shape - see List of rock formations
- Cave formation, a speleothem
- (Oxide) formation, anodization of a metal during manufacturing of electrolytic capacitors
- In the study of ecosystems, a community formed by groups of plants which have adapted themselves to similar climatic conditions
- Derivation (linguistics), the process of creating new lexemes from other lexemes
- Back-formation, a word formed from an erroneous reconstruction an original linguistic form from a form mistakenly thought to be derived from it
- Saṅkhāra, the Buddhist concept of "formations"
- Formation (Catholic), the personal preparation that the Catholic Church offers to people with a defined mission, such as Jesuit formation, a program of spiritual and academic training
- Formation (association football), tactical formation in association football
- Formation (American football), a set-up before the snap in American football
- Formation dance, dance routines performed in a group
- Formation finish, a staged race finish where multiple vehicles of the same team cross the finish line in formation
- Offer and acceptance, an analysis of contract formation in law
- Forming a coalition government, as performed by a formateur
- Track formation, the earthworks supporting a railway track comprising the blanket and subgrade
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- Form (disambiguation)
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