full-dress full-dress

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) suitable for formal occasions
  2. (adj) (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
  3. (adj) complete in every respect

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Usage(s):

  1. Because of widespread rumors that French intelligence agencies were involved, President Charles de Gaulle ordered a full-dress inquiry.
  2. When spacecraft are fired from Cape Canaveral, recovery of the segment that returns to earth often becomes a full-dress Navy spectacular.
  3. Inspired in part by Haldane's dive, the British Navy launched a full-dress study of oxygen poisoning, now reported in the British Medical Journal.

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