Established vs Formation - What's the difference?
As a verb established
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
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:
(Model, procedure, disease) Explicitly defined, described or recognized as a reference.
- 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.
* established church
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.
* (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team
* (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation