Definitions for "Formal"
Done in due form, or with solemnity; according to regular method; not incidental, sudden or irregular; express; as, he gave his formal consent.
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.
At a formal wedding, has dress codes that will apply such as black tie.
Having the form or appearance without the substance or essence; external; as, formal duty; formal worship; formal courtesy, etc.
characteristic of or befitting a person in authority; "formal duties"; "an official banquet"
refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
Dependent in form; conventional.
The qualities in architecture related to form and usually following convention or rules.
having precise meaning or objective criteria of correctness, ideally computer verifiable, based simply upon "syntactic" form
methods: ads, search firms, resumes, intensely competitive, easy to send out resumes; ultimately unproductive. Informal methods: research, investigate, use contacts, unpublished openings, "hidden" job market, unconventional, private, your initiative, more work for you, most professional jobs found this way, highly productive.
Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing.
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.
a direct correspondence with what is found in the effect (based on a priori knowledge of causality).
The term is applied to gardens which emphasise straight lines, right angles and circles. It makes most sense in relation to Plato's Theory of Forms and as a contrast with 'informal'. - DEFINITIONS Return to glossary index
The term given to variation in formality of speech and writing. See Exploring Language, page 17
(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"
describing a style of language suitable for serious or important purposes (e.g. scientific research)
Keywords:  methylal, see
See Methylal.
In DocBook, a class of display elements that contain a title and is usually numbered. The class includes figure, table, example, and equation.
Conforming to accepted rules or customs; showing or requiring formality.
the conducting of an assessment or evaluation activity in accordance with a prescribed plan, structure, or advance notice. See Informal.
Following set or prescribed rules.
represented in simplified or symbolic form
the active or subjective aspect of something-that is, the aspect which is based on the rational activity of the subject. (Cf. material.)
Keywords:  proof, logically, deductive
logically deductive; "formal proof"
A photograph of a person or group of people made by mutual agreement, often with controlled lighting and a set-up background.
as part of a specific procedure or process, planned - No entries
Keywords:  sound, normal
Sound; normal.
Keywords:  register, see
see register.