Formal, (adj.) relating to an established hierarchy, procedure or set of specific behaviors.
For other uses of form see Form (disambiguation)
For other uses of formalism see Formalism (disambiguation)
Formal may also refer to:
- Formal (university), a type of ceremonial event at university
- School formal, a type of ceremonial event at school
- Formal wear, clothing for formal occasions
- Informal sector, as opposed to Formal sector, economic activity beyond the purview of government
- A Formality, an established procedure or set of specific behaviors
Other articles related to "formal":
... Formal methods, mathematically-based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems Formal ...
... understand informal learning it is useful to define the terms "formal" and "non-formal" education ... Caffarella, and Baumgartner (2007), state "Formal education is highly institutionalized, bureaucratic, curriculum driven, and formally recognized with grades, diplomas, or certificates" (p ... Merriam and others (2007), also state "The term non-formal has been used most often to describe organized learning outside of the formal education system ...
... is to consider the sequences to be terms of two strictly formal (not necessarily convergent) series usually, of real or complex numbers ... "Formal" means we are manipulating series in disregard of any questions of convergence ... See in particular formal power series ...
... American psychologist who made many contributions to the formal analysis of human cognition, working primarily within the frameworks of mathematical psychology ... He also admired formal linguistic approaches to cognition, and explored the possibility of formulating a formal grammar to capture the structure of stories ...
... In mathematical logic, a formal calculation is a calculation which is systematic, but without a rigorous justification ... However, this interpretation of the term formal is not universally accepted, and some consider it to mean quite the opposite A completely rigorous argument, as ...
Famous quotes containing the word formal:
“The manifestation of poetry in external life is formal perfection. True sentiment grows within, and art must represent internal phenomena externally.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“Two clergymen disputing whether ordination would be valid without the imposition of both hands, the more formal one said, Do you think the Holy Dove could fly down with only one wing?”
—Horace Walpole (17171797)
“There must be a profound recognition that parents are the first teachers and that education begins before formal schooling and is deeply rooted in the values, traditions, and norms of family and culture.”
—Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)