The Daily Beast: The formation of the agency left a lot of characters in the wind.
There is a very strong desire-to-acquire hook in the ‘t’ formation.
They were lazy, unprofessional, and always late to formation or absent entirely.
late 14c., from Old French formacion (12c.) or directly from Latin formationem (nominative formatio) "a forming, shaping," noun of action or condition from past participle stem of formare "to form" (see form (v.)).
formation for·ma·tion (fôr-mā'shən)
The act or process of forming something or of taking form.