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English definition of “formal”

formal

adjective (EDUCATION)    /ˈfɔː.məl/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/
C1 describes education or training received in a school or college: Tom had little in the way of a formal education.Types of education
(Definition of formal adjective (EDUCATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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