format etymology

English word format comes from German Format (Format.), French format (Format.)

Detailed word origin of format

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Format German (deu) Format.
format French (fra) Format.
format English (eng) (computing) To prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process.. Change a document so it will fit onto a different type of page.. To create or edit the layout of a document. (computing) A file type.. (hence) The form of presentation of something.. (radio) The type of programming that a radio station broadcasts; such as a certain genre of music, news, [...]