## Formal

**Formal,** (adj.) relating to an established hierarchy, procedure or set of specific behaviors.

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David Rumelhart

... psychologist who made many contributions to the

... psychologist who made many contributions to the

**formal**analysis of human cognition, working primarily within the frameworks of mathematical psychology, symbolic artificial intelligence, and ... He also admired**formal**linguistic approaches to cognition, and explored the possibility of formulating a**formal**grammar to capture the structure of stories ...**Formal**- Computer Science

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**Formal**methods, mathematically-based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems

**Formal**specification, describes what a ...

**Formal**Calculation

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**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 in ...

Cauchy Product - Series

... important example is to consider the sequences to be terms of two strictly

... important example is to consider the sequences to be terms of two strictly

**formal**(not necessarily convergent) series usually, of real or complex ... "**Formal**" means we are manipulating series in disregard of any questions of convergence ... See in particular**formal**power series ...In

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**formal**Learning -**Formal**and Non**formal**Education... informal learning it is useful to define the terms "

**formal**" and "non-**formal**" education ... Merriam, 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 ...### More definitions of "formal":

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*adj*): Represented in simplified or symbolic form.

Synonyms: conventional, schematic

- (
*adj*): Characteristic of or befitting a person in authority.

Example:*"Formal duties"; "an official banquet"*

- (
*adj*): Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court.

Synonyms: courtly, elegant, stately

- (
*adj*): Being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress).

Example:*"Pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"*

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*adj*): (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms.

Example:*"The paper was written in formal English"*

### Famous quotes containing the word formal:

“The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of *formal* confrontation.”

—Angela Carter (1940–1992)

“The *formal* Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.”

—Simon Hoggart (b. 1946)

“The manifestation of poetry in external life is *formal* perfection. True sentiment grows within, and art must represent internal phenomena externally.”

—Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

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