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for·mal·i·ty / fôrˈmalətē/ • n. (pl. -ties) the rigid observance of rules of convention or etiquette: he retained the formality of his social background. ∎  stiffness of behavior or style: with disconcerting formality, the brothers shook hands. ∎  (usu. formalities) a thing that is done simply to comply with requirements of etiquette, regulations, or custom: legal formalities. ∎  (a formality) something that is done as a matter of course and without question; an inevitability: her saying no was just a formality, and both of them knew it.

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formality, in chemistry: see chemical equilibrium; concentration.

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