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pro forma

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˌprəʊˈfɔː.mə/ us    /ˌproʊˈfɔːr-/ formal
Pro forma words or actions 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
Translations of “pro forma”
in Chinese (Traditional) 慣常(的),形式上(的)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惯常(的),形式上(的)…
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