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  • n  a lavish dance requiring formal attire
  • n  a gown for evening wear
  • a  being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress)
    pay one's formal respects
    formal dress
    a formal ball
    the requirement was only formal and often ignored
    a formal education
  • s  characteristic of or befitting a person in authority
    formal duties
  • a  (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms
    the paper was written in formal English
  • s  represented in simplified or symbolic form
  • s  logically deductive
    formal proof
  • s  refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

  • Occasion for these beautiful doings was the formal opening of the long-awaited, permanent home of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art (since 1937 temporarily camped in offices and .
  • All formal systems at least ones that are powerful enough to be of interest turn out to be incomplete because they are able to express statements that say of themselves .
  • So-called formal systems were devised (the prime example being Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica) in which theorems, following strict rules of inference, sprout from .
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  • John McCain in CBS News
    You drag this out as long as you can,responded McCain in a moment of candor. "You don't just have one. ...... This is the announcement preceding the formal announcement."
  • Ulrika Jonsson in Times Online
    We explored and will continue to explore all available options for funding and/or selling Saab,Jan-Ake Jonsson, the managing director, said. "It was determined a formal reorganisation would be the best way to create a truly independent...
  • Bobby Jindal in Washington Post
    There's no formal offer of help from Minister Farrakhan that would involve me rejecting it. But if the word 'reject' Senator Clinton feels is stronger than the word 'denounce,' then I'm happy to concede the point, and I would reject and... Barack Obama http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQ0yfPaaXFGqLKymRgcres0I2nuA Dayton Daily News http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/02/27/ddn022708debateinside.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEysaqj7StXn7Dj616TdmRUd5auRg Feb 26, 2008 39195 50483 formaldehyde Further, case studies show that even if residents followed FEMA's guidelines on appropriate ventilation of trailers, high levels of formaldehyde can remain," Jindal said.

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