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formal
'fɔːrmæl
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Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun
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(形) As an adjective
  1. Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court.
  2. Being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress).
  3. (of spoken and written language) adhering to traditional standards of correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms.
  4. Logically deductive.
    • Characteristic of or befitting a person in authority.
      • Represented in simplified or symbolic form.
      (名) As a noun
      1. A gown for evening wear.
      2. A lavish dance requiring formal attire.
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