Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “pro forma”

pro forma

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˌprəʊˈfɔː.mə/ us    /ˌproʊˈfɔːr-/ formal
describes words or actions that are usual or done in the usual way: a pro forma declaration of loyalty

pro forma

noun [C] uk   /ˌprəʊˈfɔː.mə/ us    /ˌproʊˈfɔːr-/ (also pro forma invoice) specialized
a list of things that have been ordered, sent with their prices to a customer so that the things can be paid for before they are delivered
(Definition of pro forma from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pro forma?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pro forma” in other dictionaries

Translations of “pro forma”

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More