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Definition of FORMAL
Pronunciation : FORMAL

noun : FORMAL

Source:WordNet 3.1

Adjective : FORMAL

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education" ;

  • 2. (

    ) characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms; "the paper was written in formal English" ;

  • 5. (

    ) logically deductive; "formal proof" ;


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