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    formal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word formal

    Definition
    (noun) a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    Synonyms : ball
    Definition
    (noun) a gown for evening wear Definition
    (adj) being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
    Example Sentence
    • pay one's formal respects
    • formal dress
    • a formal ball
    • the requirement was only formal and often ignored
    • a formal education
    Definition
    (adj) characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
    Example Sentence
    • formal duties
    • an official banquet
    Definition
    (adj) (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
    Example Sentence
    • the paper was written in formal English
    Definition
    (adj) represented in simplified or symbolic form
    Synonyms : conventional , schematic
    Definition
    (adj) logically deductive
    Example Sentence
    • formal proof
    Definition
    (adj) refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
    Synonyms : courtly , stately
    Example Sentence
    • a courtly gentleman
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