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Main Entry: 1for·mal
Pronunciation: primarystressfodotr-mschwal
Function: adjective
1 : of, relating to, or being the form of something rather than content
2 a : following or agreeing with established form, custom, or rule <a formal education> b : relating to, suitable for, or being an event requiring elegant dress and manners <a formal ball> <formal dress>
3 : done in due or lawful form <a formal contract>
- for·mal·ly /-mschwa-lemacron/ adverb
- for·mal·ness noun


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