Format may refer to:

  • Text formatting, typesetting of text elements


  • File format, particular way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file
  • Content format, encoded format for converting a specific type of data to displayable information
  • Document file format, for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers
  • Audio format, medium for storing sound and music
  • Audio file format, for storing digital audio data on a computer system
  • Format (command), a command-line utility in many computer operating systems
  • Format (computing), a computer command to prepare hard disks
  • Format (Common Lisp), a programming function


  • DJ Format, a hip-hop artist
  • The Format, a musical group
  • The Format (album), by AZ
  • Format (album), a compilation album of B-sides and bonus tracks released February 2012 by Pet Shop Boys

Other Uses:

  • Radio format, the overall content broadcast on a radio station
  • TV format, overall concept, premise and branding of a television program
  • Newspaper format, the size of the paper page
  • Film format, standard characteristics regarding image capture on photographic film
  • Playoff format, competition in sports and games to determine an overall champion