format vs initialise what difference

what is difference between format and initialise

English

Etymology

Via French format and German Format, from New Latin liber fōrmātus (book fashioned), from fōrmō (I shape, fashion).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔː(ɹ).mæt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːɹ.mæt/

Noun

format (plural formats)

  1. The layout of a publication or document.
    • G. H. Putnam
      The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger format than that found convenient for university work.
  2. (by extension) The form of presentation of something.
  3. (radio) The type of programming that a radio station broadcasts; such as a certain genre of music, news, sports, talk, etc.
  4. (computing) A file type.

Translations

Verb

format (third-person singular simple present formats, present participle formatting, simple past and past participle formatted)

  1. To create or edit the layout of a document.
  2. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.
  3. (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.

Synonyms

  • (change a document to fit onto different type of page): reformat
  • (computing: prepare storage medium): initialise, initialize

Derived terms

  • autoformat
  • formatting

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

From formar.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /foɾˈmat/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /furˈmat/
  • Rhymes: -at

Noun

format m (plural formats)

  1. format

Related terms

  • formatar

Verb

format m (feminine formada, masculine plural formats, feminine plural formades)

  1. past participle of formar

Further reading

  • “format” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From German Format, from Latin fōrmātus (formed).

Noun

format

  1. format.

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

French

Etymology

From German Format, from Latin fōrmātus (formed).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁ.ma/

Noun

format m (plural formats)

  1. format

Related terms

  • formater
  • formatage

Further reading

  • “format” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch formaat, from German Format, from New Latin liber fōrmātus (book fashioned), from fōrmō (I shape, fashion).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɔrmat̪̚]
  • Hyphenation: for‧mat

Noun

format (first-person possessive formatku, second-person possessive formatmu, third-person possessive formatnya)

  1. format.
    Synonym: templat

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “format” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Latin

Verb

fōrmat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of fōrmō

Norman

Etymology

From Latin fōrmātus (formed).

Noun

format m (plural formats)

  1. (Jersey) format

Derived terms

  • formater (to format)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Most likely from Italian formato (size, dimension (on paper)), of formare (to form, create), from Latin formāre, present active infinitive of formō (I shape, form), from fōrma (form, figure, shape, appearance) with an unknown descent, perhaps from some Etruscan *morma (*morma), connected by some with Ancient Greek μορφή (morphḗ, shape, form, appearance), possibly of Pre-Greek origin.

Noun

format n (definite singular formatet, indefinite plural format or formater, definite plural formata or formatene)

  1. a format

References

  • “format” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin formatus

Noun

format n (definite singular formatet, indefinite plural format, definite plural formata)

  1. a format

References

  • “format” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *uɸor-man-to-, from Proto-Indo-European *upér (over) + *men- (to think).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈforməd/

Noun

format n

  1. verbal noun of for·muinethar
  2. envy, jealousy
    • 8th century, St. Patrick’s Breastplate
      Cech duine nos·géba cech dia co n-innithem léir i nDia, ní thairisfet demna fria gnúis, bid dítin dó ar cech neim ⁊ ḟormat, bid cóemna dó fri dianbas, bid lúrech dia anmain iarna étsecht.

      When anyone shall repeat it every day with diligent intentness on God, devils shall not dare to face him, it shall be a protection to him against every poison and envy, it shall be a defence to him against sudden death, it shall be a corslet to his soul after his death.
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 12c29
    Synonym: ét

Inflection

Derived terms

  • foirmtech

Descendants

  • Irish: formad
  • Scottish Gaelic: farmad

Mutation


Polish

Etymology

From French format, from German Format, from New Latin liber fōrmātus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔr.mat/

Noun

format m inan

  1. format, size
  2. (computing) format, file type

Declension

Further reading

  • format in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • format in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /forˈmat/

Etymology 1

From French format.

Noun

format n (plural formate)

  1. format
  2. template
Declension

Etymology 2

Form of the verb forma.

Participle

format

  1. past participle of forma

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adjective

format

  1. absolute indefinite neuter singular of formad.

Noun

format n

  1. format

Declension

Related terms

  • filformat
  • formatera
  • formation
  • formatmall
  • utbytesformat

Verb

format

  1. supine of forma.

Anagrams

  • amorft


English

Verb

initialise (third-person singular simple present initialises, present participle initialising, simple past and past participle initialised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of initialize.

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: initialisent, initialises

Verb

initialise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of initialiser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of initialiser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of initialiser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of initialiser
  5. second-person singular imperative of initialiser

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