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English definition of “formal”

formal

adjective (GARDEN)    /ˈfɔː.məl/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/
A formal garden is carefully designed and kept according to a plan, and it is not allowed to grow naturally.Gardens and yards
(Definition of formal adjective (GARDEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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