Definitions for formally

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word formally

Princeton's WordNet

  1. formally, officially(adverb)

    with official authorization

    "the club will be formally recognized"

  2. formally(adverb)

    in a formal manner

    "he was dressed rather formally"

Wiktionary

  1. formally(Adverb)

    In a formal manner.

    He dressed quite formally - too formally for the occasion.

  2. formally(Adverb)

    In accordance with official procedure.

    He formally filed a complaint, which involved much paperwork.

  3. formally(Adverb)

    In accordance with rigorous rules.

    He proved it formally but gave his students no intuitive feel for the matter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formally(adverb)

    in a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2909

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formally' in Adverbs Frequency: #280

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Li Fangping:

    I heard from their lawyer that today the trial formally started.

  2. Charles Jose:

    We formally protested on Jan. 8 the recent test flights by China to Kagitingan Reef.

  3. Dariush Mozaffarian:

    I think it is crucial for all government agencies to formally state that there is no upper limit on fat.

  4. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi:

    There is no positive or negative stance until the United Nations formally addresses us concerning the matter.

  5. Singer Dalmia:

    Europe has a debt to pay, but more than that (in) the formally colonized countries, the debates have stopped.


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