What does FORMAT mean in DOS Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand FORMAT in the Computing field in general and in the DOS Commands terminology in particular.

place tracks and sectors on a disk, making it addressable

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What does FORMAT mean?

format, formatting, data format, data formatting(noun)
the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)

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