French translation of 'formation'
1. (= creation)
[of government, organization] formation f
[of club] création f
[of character] formation f
[of idea] développement m
[of rocks, lakes] formation fsee also rock formation, capital formation
2. (= pattern)
to fly in formation (Aviation) voler en formation
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Example Sentences Including 'formation'
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There come to be two stages rather than just one in the formation of a government.The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
Their ideas were also very much in the process of formation, and similarities could be deceiving.Berthe Morisot (1990)
Home life and education are accepted as being pivotal factors in the formation of character.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Summer is the season for the most mysterious cloud formations.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The cloud formation rolls backwards as it surges forward at speed.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Australia do not expect any sort of new formation from a team so familiar and comfortable with such cautious rugby.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
But his lack of experience told with constant changes in his teams and formations.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Changing the team formation to a 3-4-3 suits him.The Sun (2016)
Coaches have tried new formations with varying results.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
ENGLAND'S top appearance makers all slot into the perfect team formation!The Sun (2009)
On the formation lap the team is no longer able to instruct the driver on the clutch position and what they need to change.The Sun (2016)
Another said that it would'one day be in a museum respectfully regarded as the first formation of a new art '.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He was appointed to the independent body given the task of providing scientific ballast to the formation of government policy.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
More organised units grouped in formations, driving in pick-up trucks to their positions or waiting for the call to move.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Officials said he hit his head swimming close to a cove near the beach, which is surrounded with rock formations and popular with cliff jumpers.The Sun (2016)
Once that point was reached, it was not the court's proper role to intervene in the process of policy formation.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
She records visiting volcanoes, rock formations and coves as though she were writing a school geography project.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Some studies have suggested that intermittent fasting is linked to the formation of new brain cells.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The formation of the unit happened almost by chance after the 2011 riots.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The gas is stored in rock formations 2,700 metres beneath the seabed.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
These are known to promote cloud formation and the hope was that they could also produce rain.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We learnt about rock formations and beetles, fern fronds and fossils.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Before the government 's formation there were serious concerns that Britain would not be able to fund its deficit and of a run on the currency.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
His choices of team and formation seem to owe more to speculation than method.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Such teachings completely transformed our little fellowship, especially in terms of substantive character formation.Christianity Today (2000)
In such a time the religious forces which express themselves through such channels are the decisive influences in the formation of national character.Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)
The process blocks the formation of ozone.The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)
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British English: formation NOUN
The formation of something is the starting or creation of it.
Time is running out for the formation of a new government.
Translation of formation from the Collins English to French Dictionary