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Format may refer to:

Printing and visual media[edit]


  • 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
  • Disk formatting, preparing computer hard disks to store data, destroying any existing contents
    • FORMAT (command), 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 and type for formatting printed output

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Film format, standard characteristics regarding image capture on photographic film
  • Format (photographic agency), agency set up in 1983 to represent women photographers
  • Playoff format, type of competition in sports and games to determine an overall champion
  • Radio format, the overall content broadcast on a radio station
  • TV format, overall concept, premise and branding of a television program


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