formal

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  • The formal design and study of type systems is known as type theory.
  • When asked about their musical education, the band states that they had no formal musical training.
  • The president is a formal head of state with limited specific powers.
  • His formal training came from a series of art schools in the New England area.
  • Black evening dress and formal dress in general were worn less and less.
  • It does this without any formal powers, only the influence it has being composed of national leaders.
  • However, the mayor has very few formal powers over the day-to-day management of the city.
  • This term is the French word for ball, as in a formal dance.
  • In general, both forms are used in only writing and more formal situations.
  • Formals are usually held for students in the final year of high school.
  • This is the most formal level actually used in speech.
  • Still others may lack any formal leaders, either in principle or by local necessity.
  • Eventually a formal system of rules developed into ever more complex forms of heraldry.
  • Formal rules soon were developed, and clubs began to form.
  • They were also to be his last formal recording studio sessions.
  • He refused to join the expansion of affiliated groups that formed formal political parties.
  • As such there is no formal definition for its cities and towns.
  • In the formal statements of faith a more complete list is found.
  • In some other jurisdictions, a person may simply start using a new name without any formal legal process.
  • Therefore no formal system is a complete axiomatization of full number theory.
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Meaning of formal

  • adjective Being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
    pay one's formal respects, formal dress, a formal ball, the requirement was only formal and often ignored, a formal education
  • adjective (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
    the paper was written in formal English