formal

  • 1 Formal — Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 formal — for‧mal [ˈfɔːml ǁ ˈfɔːr ] adjective done or given officially and publicly: • The companies said they expect to sign a formal agreement before year s end. • No formal announcement has yet been made. • The British authorities have decided to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 formal — adjetivo 1. De la forma: requisito formal, análisis formal. 2. Que cumple con su palabra, obligaciones o compromisos: Es un hombre formal, de palabra, puedes confiar en él. Es un muchacho formal, serio y responsable. Es una empresa formal, no… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 4 formal — for·mal adj 1: relating to or involving outward form, structure, or arrangement rather than content a formal defect in the pleadings 2: requiring special or established solemnities or formalities esp. in order to be effective or valid under the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 formal — FORMÁL, Ă, formali, e, adj. 1. Privitor la formă, care ţine de formă, de aparenţă. ♦ (Adverbial) în aparenţă. 2. Formulat precis; categoric, expres. 3. Pătruns de formalism; făcut de formă (7). 4. (Despre unele acte juridice) Care necesită… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 6 formal — [fôr′məl] adj. [ME < L formalis < forma, FORM] 1. of external form or structure, rather than nature or content 2. of the internal form; relating to the intrinsic or essential character or nature 3. of or according to prescribed or fixed… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 formal — (Del lat. formālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la forma, por contraposición a esencial. 2. Que tiene formalidad. 3. Dicho de una persona: Seria, amiga de la verdad y enemiga de chanzas. 4. Expreso, preciso, determinado. ☛ V. acto formal …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 formal — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. formel (13c.) and directly from L. formalis, from forma (see FORM (Cf. form)). As a noun, c.1600 (pl.) things that are formal; as a short way to say formal dance, recorded by 1906, U.S. college students …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 formal — Adj std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. fōrmālis, zu l. fōrma Form . Aus der gleichen Grundlage über das Französische formell. Eine Substantivierung in Formalie, Abstrakta in Formalismus, Formalität; Täterbezeichnung: Formalist; Verb:… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 10 formal — [adj1] established, orderly academic, approved, ceremonial, ceremonialistic, ceremonious, confirmed, conventional, decorous, directed, explicit, express, fixed, formalistic, lawful, legal, methodical, official, precise, prescribed, pro forma,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 formal — Adj. (Mittelstufe) die äußere Form betreffend Beispiele: Wir hatten viele formale Probleme zu bewältigen. Das Referat ist formal einwandfrei …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 12 formal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done in accordance with rules of convention or etiquette. 2) officially recognized: a formal complaint. 3) of or concerned with outward form rather than content. 4) (of language) characterized by the use of studied grammatical… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Formal — For mal (f[^o]r mal), n. [L. formic + alcohol.] (Chem.) See {Methylal} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 Formāl — (lat.), was sich auf die Form (s.d.) bezieht, im Gegensatz zu material (materiell). Daher formale Prinzipien Grundsätze, welche die Form unsers Erkennens, Denkens oder Handelns, ohne Rücksicht auf dessen Inhalt, bestimmen; formales Recht die… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Formal — Formāl (lat.), auf die Form bezüglich, förmlich; alles, was ohne Rücksicht auf den Inhalt sich bloß mit den reinen Formen des Denkens beschäftigt, ihnen gemäß ist, so formale Logik, formale Wahrheit, formale Wissenschaften (Mathematik etc.),… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Formal — Formal, s. Bücherformat …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 17 formal — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo à forma. 2. Claro, terminante, positivo; textual. • adv. 3. Na forma devida; com formalidade. • s. m. 4. Carta de partilhas (do que toca a cada herdeiro). 5. Campo ou região em que predomina certa cultura …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 18 formal — conventional, ceremonious, *ceremonial, solemn Analogous words: systematic, methodical, *orderly, regular: *decorous, proper, seemly Antonyms: informal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 19 formal — »die Form betreffend, nur äußerlich, unlebendig«: Das Adjektiv wurde im 18. Jh. wie frz. formel, aus dem etwa gleichzeitig unser Adjektiv formell »förmlich; unpersönlich, nur zum Schein« übernommen wurde, aus lat. formalis »die Form betreffend,… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 20 Formal — The term formal has a number of uses, including:General*relating to formality *opposite of informalocial* Formal occasion ** Formal attire worn on such occasions ** Formals are particular meals at some British universities ** In Australian or… …

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