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 Dictionary entry overview: What does formally mean? 

FORMALLY (adverb)
  The adverb FORMALLY has 2 senses:

1. with official authorization
2. in a formal manner

  Familiarity information: FORMALLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FORMALLY (adverb)

Sense 1formally [BACK TO TOP]


With official authorization


formally; officially

Context example:

the club will be formally recognized


formal (characteristic of or befitting a person in authority)

Sense 2formally [BACK TO TOP]


In a formal manner

Context example:

he was dressed rather formally


informally (without formality)


formal (being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress))

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