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pro forma invoicenoun [C]

(also proforma invoice) uk   us   (also pro forma) ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE
an ​invoice, usually one ​sent to a new ​customer, ​asking for ​payment before ​goods or ​services are ​supplied: To ensure a swift ​delivery, please complete the details below and ​pass this ​pro forma ​invoice on to your Accounts Department.
an ​invoicesent to a possible ​customer to give an ​example of ​pricescharged: Large ​organisations may ​request a proforma ​invoice purely for their ​internalpurchasingapprovalprocess.
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