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
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Interior Ministry:

    One of the suspected terrorists, A.A., who is of interest to the French security agencies, was registered on the Presevo border crossing on Oct. 7 this year, where he formally sought asylum, checks have confirmed that his details match those of the person who on Oct. 3 was identified in Greece. There was no Interpol warrant issued against this person.

  2. Charles Jose:

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

  3. Marise Payne:

    The cable is so practical, so important and so emblematic of the relationship between Australia and our key partners in the Pacific, the Coral Sea Cable will deliver for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands a connected future, Payne said, adding that the aim was for the cable to be operational by December. China denies using economic aid as political leverage, insisting it considers the ability of a country to repay loans when offering finance. In a bid to counter China, Australia has offered A$ 3 billion( $ 2.03 billion) in cheap loans and grants to the Pacific. The competition for influence in the Pacific has soured bilateral relations between Australia and China. The relationship came under further strain on Tuesday when China confirmed it has formally arrested a Chinese-born Australian writer on suspicion of espionage. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist and blogger, was detained in January. Payne on Tuesday said Australia held grave concerns about Yang Hengjun and the.

  4. Erin Bonar:

    I would be cautious with regard to the findings of co-morbidity since these participants were not formally diagnosed.

  5. Swiss Embassy spokesperson Andreas Ledergerber:

    In order for the arrangement to become operational, it needs to be formally accepted( by diplomatic note) by Venezuela. This has not happened yet.

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