autoformat

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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. (transitive) To cause the layout of (a document) to be created or edited without further effort by the execution of a program.
  2. (computing, transitive) 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.