Established vs Formation - What's the difference?

established | formation |

As a verb established

is (establish).

As an adjective established

is of a religion, church etc: formally recognized by a state as being official within that area.

As a noun formation is





  • (establish)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a religion, church etc.: formally recognized by a state as being official within that area.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 731:
  • Anglicanism did manage to strengthen its position in the southern English American colonies after Charles II's restoration (even in cosmopolitan New York), gaining established status in six out of the eventual thirteen.
  • (Model, procedure, disease) Explicitly defined, described or recognized as a reference.
  • Derived terms

    * established church * long-established


    * (abbreviation)




    (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