US: /fɔɹˈmeɪʃən/
UK: /fɔːmˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

formation /fɔ:'meiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự hình thành, sự tạo thành, sự lập nên
      • the formation of character: sự hình thành tính nết
    • hệ thống tổ chức (xã hội), cơ cấu
    • (quân sự) sự bố trí quân sự, sự dàn quân; đội hình (máy bay)
    • (địa lý,ddịa chất) thành hệ
    • (ngôn ngữ học) sự cấu tạo (từ)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U] the action of forming sth; the process of being formed: An agreement on the formation of a new government was reached on June 6. + evidence of recent star formation in the galaxy
2 [C] a thing that has been formed, especially in a particular place or in a particular way: massive rock formations
3 [U, C] a particular arrangement or pattern: aircraft flying in formation + formation flying / dancing + Flying low across the river was a formation of swans-five of them at least.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 development, appearance, materialization, shape, accumulation, generation, creation, crystallization, forming, genesis, production:
The formation of bubbles indicates that the acid is working.
2 establishment, institution, creation, founding, set-up, organizing, organization, development, composition:
We met to discuss the formation of a new company.
3 array, display, pattern, arrangement, structure, grouping, organization, configuration, disposition:
The vast military formation covered the entire valley.

Collocation dictionary

1 making/developing sth


the top civil servants who are responsible for policy formation


lead to, result in
This dispute led to the formation of a new breakaway group.

2 arrangement/group/pattern


close, tight | battle
The troops advanced in battle formation.
| family, household, social
changing patterns of marriage and family formation


dancing, flying


in a … ~
The men were grouped in a close formation.
| in ~
a squadron of planes flying in formation

3 sth that has been formed


cloud, geological, rock | military, political

Concise English dictionary

formationsfɔr'meɪʃn /fɔː'm-
+an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
+a particular spatial arrangement
+the fabrication of something in a particular shape
+the act of forming something
+(geology) the geological features of the earth
+natural process that causes something to form
+creation by mental activity