Meaning of “formally” in the English Dictionary

"formally" in British English

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uk /ˈfɔː.mə.li/ us /ˈfɔːr.mə.li/

formally adverb (OFFICIALLY)

C1 officially:

The deal will be formally announced on Tuesday.

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  • After he formally declared his interest in the club, a number of rival takeover bids have been announced.
  • The centre will be formally opened next year.
  • The ceasefire has yet to be formally agreed.
  • The driver was formally cautioned for exceeding the speed limit.
  • The contract is not binding until it has been formally agreed by both parties.

(Definition of “formally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"formally" in American English

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us /ˈfɔr·mə·li/

in an official way:

(Definition of “formally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)