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Formal (IPA: /ˈfɔɹməɫ/)


Formal (n.)

See Methylal.

Formal (a.)

Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing.

Formal (a.)

Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing it; having the power of making a thing what it is; constituent; essential; pertaining to or depending on the forms, so called, of the human intellect.

Formal (a.)

Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; express; as, he gave his formal consent.

Formal (a.)

Devoted to, or done in accordance with, forms or rules; punctilious; regular; orderly; methodical; of a prescribed form; exact; prim; stiff; ceremonious; as, a man formal in his dress, his gait, his conversation.

Formal (a.)

Having the form or appearance without the substance or essence; external; as, formal duty; formal worship; formal courtesy, etc.

Formal (a.)

Dependent in form; conventional.

Formal (a.)

Sound; normal.

Formal Synonyms

Starchy, Nominal, Black-tie, Formal, Ceremonious, Dress, Positive, Semi-formal, Titular, Pro Forma, Full-dress, Prescribed, Semiformal, White-tie, Ceremonial, Buckram, Conventional, Form-only, Stiff, Perfunctory

Formal Synonyms

Conventional, Nonrepresentational, Schematic

Formal Synonyms

Dignified, Stately, Courtly

Formal Synonyms

Rhetorical, Formal, Literary

Formal Synonyms

Logical

Formal Synonyms

Official

Formal Synonyms

Ball

Formal Synonyms

Dinner Gown, Dinner Dress, Evening Gown

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Classical ballet is the most formal of the ballet styles; it adheres to traditional ballet technique." - Ballet

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I am sorry when any man is tripped by a formal objection." - Pleadings

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Logos is the formal cause of the kosmos and all things, responsible for their nature and configuration." - Marshall McLuhan

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Quality means meeting customers' (agreed) requirements, formal and informal, at lowest cost, first time every time." - Quality

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Syntactics: Relations among signs in formal structures" - Semiotics


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