For`mat" (fOr`ma" or fOr`mät"), n. [F. or G. Cf. Formation.] (Print.)
The shape and size of a book; hence, its external form.
The older manuscripts had been written in a much larger format than that found convenient for university work.
G. H. Putnam.
One might, indeed, protest that the format is a little too luxurious.
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