Formal

Formal

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

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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 (1791–1872)

    On every formal visit a child ought to be of the party, by way of provision for discourse.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    This is no argument against teaching manners to the young. On the contrary, it is a fine old tradition that ought to be resurrected from its current mothballs and put to work...In fact, children are much more comfortable when they know the guide rules for handling the social amenities. It’s no more fun for a child to be introduced to a strange adult and have no idea what to say or do than it is for a grownup to go to a formal dinner and have no idea what fork to use.
    Leontine Young (20th century)