autoformat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ format

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

autoformat (third-person singular simple present autoformats, present participle autoformatting, simple past and past participle autoformatted)

  1. To cause the layout of a document to be created or edited without further effort by the execution of a program.
  2. (computing) To automatically prepare a mass storage medium for initial use, erasing any existing data in the process, without requiring a prompt from the user to do so.