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Adjective
/inˈfôrməl/,
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Having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature,
  1. Having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
    • - an informal atmosphere
    • - an informal agreement between the two companies
  2. Of or denoting a style of writing or conversational speech characterized by simple grammatical structures, familiar vocabulary, and use of idioms, e.g., tuin French

  3. (of dress) Casual; suitable for everyday wear


  1. not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
  2. not officially recognized or controlled; "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"
  3. used of spoken and written language
  4. cozy: having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere; "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"
  5. (informality) a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  6. (informality) ease: freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease with strangers"
  7. (informally) colloquially: with the use of colloquial expressions; "this building is colloquially referred to as The Barn"
  8. Informal attire, also called International business attire or Western business attire is a dress code, typified by a suit and necktie, for men. On the scale of formality, informal attire is more formal than casual but less formal than semi-formal. ...
  9. Not formal or ceremonious; casual; Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial; Suited for everyday use; Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage; Not organized; not structured or planned
  10. (Informality) An immaterial variation from the exact requirements of the competitive solicitation, having no effect or merely a minor or negligible effect on quality, quantity, or delivery of the supplies or performance of the services being procured, and the correction or waiver of which would ...
  11. Informal is used as a contrasting term to Formal, meaning a layout not characterised by straight lines and right angles.
  12. expressions are used between friends or in a relaxed or unofficial situation. They are not appropriate for formal situations. Examples are bonkers, dodgy.
  13. Expressed in natural language.
  14. formal learning. Formal learning is a class, a seminar, a self-study course – everyone recognizes it as learning. ...
  15. The style of the LSSU Pep Band. The group ranges in size from 15 to 40 members and includes students as well as members of the Sault Ste. Marie community. ...
  16. In DocBook, a class of display elements that do not have a title and are not numbered. The class includes informaltable, informalfigure, informalexample, and informalequation.
  17. A garden design with flowing or curving lines and gentle contours.
  18. or colloquial: words or meaning appropriate for informal writing for not formal writing, such as great to mean "very good," as in a great movie.  Another example is the word conniption.
  19. educational processes are not didactically organised; they proceed in the context of everyday life. Learners do not necessarily see them as expanding their knowledge and skills.
  20. A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
  21. The legal status of a juvenile offender assigned to  a program  component  by mutual agreement of  the  parties  without benefit of a formal court hearing or adjudication.
  22. teacher monitors student progress without recording scores.
  23. event used by MGC organizations to introduce new initiated members to the campus community.
  24. depart from consign to conk out be crying out for creep over do for kick about dine out on
  25. A casual balance of elements on center.