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formality

US [fɔrˈmæləti]
UK [fɔː(r)ˈmæləti]
  • n.例行公事;正式手续;遵守礼节
  • Web拘谨;仪式;拘泥形式
Plural Form:formalities  
formality
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n.
1.
[c][usupl]
正式手续a thing that you must do as a formal or official part of a legal process, a social situation, etc.
to go through all the formalities necessary in order to get a gun licence
办理取得持枪执照的全部必要手续
Let's skip the formalities and get down to business.
咱们省去繁文缛节,开始讨论实质问题吧。
2.
[c][ususing]
例行公事a thing that you must do as part of an official process, but which has little meaning and will not affect what happens
He already knows he has the job so the interview is a mere formality.
他已知道得到了这个工作,所以面试仅仅是走走过场。
3.
[u]
遵守礼节correct and formal behaviour
Different levels of formality are appropriate in different situations.
不同规格的礼节适用于不同场合。
She greeted him with stiff formality.
她拘谨地按礼节向他致意。

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