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formal

EN[-ɔː(r)məl]
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  • Formal and Informal, and Formality and Informality, may refer to
  • Form (disambiguation)
  • Formalism (disambiguation)

    Definition of formal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLformalsPREfor-
    1. Formalin.
      1. An evening gown.
        1. An event with a formal dress code.
          1. Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal.
      2. AdjectiveCOMmore formalSUPmost formal
        1. Being in accord with established forms.
          1. She spoke formal English, without any dialect. ‎
        2. Official.
          1. I'd like to make a formal complaint. ‎
        3. Relating to the form or structure of something.
          1. Formal linguistics ignores the vocabulary of languages and focuses solely on their grammar. ‎
        4. Relating to formation.
          1. The formal stage is a critical part of any child's development. ‎
        5. Ceremonial or traditional.
          1. Formal wear must be worn at my wedding! ‎
        6. Proper, according to strict etiquette; not casual.
          1. He's always very formal, and I wish he'd relax a bit. ‎
        7. Organized; well-structured and planned.
          1. When they became a formal club the rowers built a small boathouse. ‎
        8. (mathematics) Relating to mere manipulation and construction of strings of symbols, without regard to their meaning.
          1. Formal series are defined without any reference to convergence. ‎
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Note: The word abdicate was held to mean, in the case of James II, to abandon without a formal surrender.
          • Based on the representation of WPGs, an effective algorithm for determining the new reconstructibility of BCNs is designed with the help of the theories of finite automata and formal languages.
          • Pseudovarieties are of particular importance in the study of finite semigroups and hence in formal language theory.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          Grammatically, this word "formal" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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