What does formally mean?

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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

How to pronounce formally?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say formally in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of formally in a Sentence

  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. Craig Hoover:

    We would deny any form of ‘pay to play policy’ is in place, formally or informally.

  4. Alberto Fujimori:

    Of course we will formally ask the DEA's opinion, if there really is such an investigation.

  5. Darrell Issa:

    I have formally launched an exploratory committee for the 50th Congressional District in California.

Images & Illustrations of formally

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