Formation vs Disorder - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between formation and disorder

is that formation is formation while disorder is absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.




(en noun)
  • Something possessing structure or form.
  • The act of assembling a group or structure.
  • (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
  • (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
  • (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
  • The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
  • Synonyms

    * (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team * (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation



    Alternative forms

    * disordre (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • Absence of order; state of not being arranged in an orderly manner.
  • After playing the children left the room in disorder .
  • A disturbance of civic peace or of public order.
  • The class was thrown into disorder when the teacher left the room
    The army tried to prevent disorder when claims the elections had been rigged grew stronger.
  • (medicine) A physical or psychical malfunction.
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder .


    * (absence of order) chaos, entropy; see also * (disturbance of civic peace) See also

    Derived terms

    * autism spectrum disorder * borderline personality disorder * disordely * eating disorder * seasonal affective disorder * spectrum disorder