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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. formal: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. formal: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. formal: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. formal: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. formal: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. formal, formal: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Formal, formal: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. formal: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. formal: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. formal: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. formal: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. formal: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. formal: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. formal: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. formal: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. formal: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. formal: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Formal (university), Formal: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Formal: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. formal: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. formal: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. formal, formal: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. formal: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. formal: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. formal: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. formal: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. formal: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. formal: Free Dictionary [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. formal: ArtLex Lexicon of Visual Art Terminology [home, info]
  2. FORMAL: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. formal: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. formal: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  3. formal: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. FORMAL: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. formal: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. FORMAL: online medical dictionary [home, info]
  2. formal: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. FORMAL: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  2. formal: Glosario de términos filosóficos (en inglés) [home, info]

Religion dictionaries Religion (1 matching dictionary)
  1. FORMAL: Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Formal: Botanical Name listing of Plants [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. The Formal, formal: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (formal)

adjective:  logically deductive ("Formal proof")
adjective:  characteristic of or befitting a person in authority ("Formal duties")
adjective:  being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress) ("Pay one's formal respects")
adjective:  (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")
adjective:  represented in simplified or symbolic form
adjective:  refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

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Phrases that include formal:   formal parameter, formal argument, formal charge, formal logics, formal causes, more...

Words similar to formal:   conventional, courtly, elegant, formally, formalness, schematic, stately, prim, more...

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