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  • Following or being in accord with accepted forms, conventions, or regulations: had little formal education; went to a formal party.
  • Executed, carried out, or done in proper or regular form: a formal reprimand; a formal document.
  • Characterized by strict or meticulous observation of forms; methodical: very formal in their business transactions.
  • Stiffly ceremonious: a formal manner; a formal greeting; a formal bow to the monarch.
  • Having the outward appearance but lacking in substance: a formal requirement that is usually ignored.
  • Something, such as a gown or social affair, that is formal in nature.