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:

    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 (1717–1797)

    The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    That anger can be expressed through words and non-destructive activities; that promises are intended to be kept; that cleanliness and good eating habits are aspects of self-esteem; that compassion is an attribute to be prized—all these lessons are ones children can learn far more readily through the living example of their parents than they ever can through formal instruction.
    Fred Rogers (20th century)