Definitions and translations for "formal"

Definition of formal

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Adjective
1. Being in accord with established forms.
She spoke formal English, without any dialect.
2. Official.
I'd like to make a formal complaint.
3. Relating to the form or structure of something.
Formal linguistics ignores the vocabulary of languages and focuses solely on their grammar.
4. Relating to formation.
The formal stage is a critical part of any child's development.
5. Ceremonial or traditional.
Formal wear must be worn at my wedding!
6. Proper, according to strict etiquette; not casual.
He's always very formal, and I wish he'd relax a bit.
7. Organized; well-structured and planned.
When they became a formal club the rowers built a small boathouse.
8. Relating to mere manipulation and construction of strings of symbols, without regard to their meaning.
Formal series are defined without any reference to convergence.
Noun
9. Formalin.
10. An evening gown.
11. An event with a formal dress code.
Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal.
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English - English - formal

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n. occasion which requires fancy dress (dance, ball, etc.); evening gown
adj. ceremonious; conventional; according to custom; stiff; strict; symmetrical; requiring fancy dress
adj. formal, conventional, according to custom, strict

English - Spanish - formal

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s. traje de etiqueta; acontecimiento social que exige traje de etiqueta
adj. formal, ceremonial, ceremonioso, con formalidad, de protocolo, etiquetero, protocolar, protocolario, serio; correcto

Spanish - English - formal

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adj. formal; serious, earnest; dependable; reputable; staid; sound

English - French - formal

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n. cérémonie nécessitant une tenue officielle
adj. formel; en règle; dans les formes; cérémonieux, solennel; formaliste; guindé; conventionnel

English - German - formal

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n. gesellschaftliches Ereignis das formelle Kleidung erfordert; Abendkleid
adj. offiziell; äußerlich, förmlich; formbestimmend, formal; symmetrisch; formell

English - Indonesian - formal

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a. resmi, formil, ofisial, kaku, bentuk: mengenai bentuknya

English - Italian - formal

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s. avvenimento sociale che richiede abito da cerimonia
agg. formale, convenzionale; protocollare; esteriore, apparente; di forma; esplicito; regolare, uniforme; simmetrico

English - Polish - formal

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a. formalny, oficjalny, bezduszny, urzędowy, służbisty, przepisowy, pozorny, uroczysty, ceremonialny, etykietalny, formalistyczny

English - Portuguese - formal

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s. roupa de gala ou um acontecimento que exige vestimenta de gala
adj. formal, oficial; externo; ritualístico; relativo à forma; perfeitamente simétrico

English - Romanian - formal

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a. formal, formă: de formă, oficial, formalist, ceremonios, clar, direct, exact, expres, categoric, ceremonial, geometric, simetric

English - Russian - formal

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с. вечернее платье, официальный прием
прил. официальный, формальный, церемонный; номинальный; внешний; правильный, симметричный

English - Turkish - formal

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i. gece elbisesi, tuvalet
s. resmi, biçimsel, geleneklere göre, kanuna göre, düzgün, muntazam

English - Ukrainian - formal

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a. формальний, офіційний, зовнішній

German - English - formal

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adj. ceremonious; conventional; according to custom; stiff; strict; symmetrical; requiring fancy dress

Indonesian - English - formal

a. prim

Portuguese - English - formal

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adj. formal; academic, academical; modal; outward

Romanian - English - formal

a. formal, official, scholastic, formulary, solemn, prim, stiff, express, modal
adv. formally

English - Dutch - formal

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zn. formeel
bn. officieel; uiterlijk; ceremonieel; gevormd; vormend; gelijkzijdig; formeel

English - Greek - formal

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επίθ. τυπικός, επίσημος

German - Spanish - formal

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adj. formal

Spanish - French - formal

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1. (general) formel
2. (respuesta) formel; catégorique
3. (comportamiento) formaliste; compassé; guindé

Spanish - German - formal

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a. formal, förmlich, formell, manierlich, steif, gemessen, ernsthaft, ernstlich, ernst, solide, solid, gediegen, seriös, reell, zuverlässig, verlässlich, pflichtbewusst, ordentlich, artig

Spanish - Russian - formal

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adj. формальный, серьезный

German - French - formal

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adj. formel

German - Italian - formal

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adj. esteriore, formale
adv. formalmente

German - Russian - formal

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adj. формальный

German - Turkish - formal

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s. biçimsel

Portuguese - French - formal

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1. (geral) formel
2. (ação) fait pour la forme; superficiel
3. (comportamento) formaliste; compassé; guindé; froid; distant

German - Dutch - formal

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formeel

English - Arabic - formal

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‏أساسي، شكلي، ذات طابع رسمي، رسمي، إصطلاحي، عرفي، منهجي، متمسك بالشكليات‏

English - Chinese - formal

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(名) 正式的社交活动; 夜礼服
(形) 正式的, 礼仪的, 形式的

English - Chinese - formal

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(名) 正式的社交活動; 晚禮服
(形) 正式的, 禮儀的, 形式的

English - Hindi - formal

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a. आ‍ैपचारिक, दिखाऊ, ऊपरी, आकारिक

English - Japanese - formal

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(形) 正式の; 儀礼的な; 形式ばった; 形式の
(名) 公式行事; 夜会服; ホルマール

English - Korean - formal

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형. 형식적인; 인습적인; 관례를 따르는; 지나치게 격식을 차린, 딱딱한; 매우 조화가 있는, 정돈된; 야회복을 요하는

English - Vietnamese - formal

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a. thuộc về hình thức, theo nghi lể, theo đúng luật, chánh thức

German - Chinese - formal

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adj. 形式的。形态的。外形的。

Spanish - Korean - formal

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adj. 형식적인, 심각한, 정식의
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Synonyms for formal
1. academic: conforming, conformist, conventional
2. ceremonial: orthodox, ceremonious, sententious, conventional, ritual
3. prim: ceremonious, precise, punctilious, starched, stiff
4. explicit: express, official, rigid, rigourous, strict, stodgy
5. fixed: methodical, regular, rigid, rigourous, set, stiff