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Definitions of formal:
  • adjective:   logically deductive
    Example: "Formal proof"
  • adjective:   characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
    Example: "Formal duties"
  • adjective:   being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
    Example: "Pay one's formal respects"
  • adjective:   (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
    Example: "The paper was written in formal English"
  • adjective:   represented in simplified or symbolic form
  • adjective:   refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

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