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"pro forma" in British English

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pro formaadjective [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 formanoun [C]

uk   /ˌprəʊˈfɔː.mə/  us   /ˌproʊˈfɔːr-/ (also pro forma invoice) specialized
a ​list of things that have been ​ordered, ​sent with ​theirprices to a ​customer so that the things can be ​paid for before they are delivered
(Definition of pro forma from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pro forma" in Business English

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pro formaadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌprəʊˈfɔːmə/
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE used to describe ​financialresults which are not ​final, but give an ​idea of what is expected before the ​realresults are known: High ​oilprices are ​allowinganalysts to ​predict pro forma ​earnings of around $3 ​billion. Losses of £100m in the first half were more than ​double the ​total for a ​year earlier on a pro-forma ​basis.
COMMUNICATIONS created as an ​example to show how other ​documents of the same ​type should be written or prepared: a pro forma document/letter In the ordinary way a ​pro forma ​letter would be ​included for the ​client 's ​signature.
pro forma
adverb
They ​reportednetincome of 15 ​cents a ​share - an ​increase from the 10 ​cents the ​companyearnedpro forma a ​year ago.

pro formanoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌprəʊˈfɔːmə/
COMMUNICATIONS a particular ​type of ​letter, ​document, etc. that is ​created as an ​example to show how others of the same ​type should be written or prepared: Save this ​document and use it as a ​pro forma for future ​documents.
(Definition of pro forma from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pro forma”
in Chinese (Simplified) 惯常(的),形式上(的)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慣常(的),形式上(的)…
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