semiformal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

semi- +‎ formal

Adjective[edit]

semiformal (not comparable)

  1. Somewhat formal.
    • 2006, Stanislaw Raczynski, Modeling and Simulation: The Computer Science of Illusion (page 31)
      The HLA defines the rules of interoperability, a semiformal methodology for specifying simulation and federation object classes, and the interface specification that is a precise specification of the functional actions that a simulation may invoke.
    • 2007, Valery Garrett, Chinese Dress: From the Qing Dynasty to the Present (page 40)
      When wearing the dragon robe on semiformal occasions, a single necklace was appropriate. Only the empress or empress dowager could wear a main necklace formed of Manchurian pearls, the other two being made of coral.