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tr.v. for·mal·ized, for·mal·iz·ing, for·mal·iz·es
1. To give a definite form or shape to.
a. To make formal.
b. To give formal standing or endorsement to; make official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedure.
for′mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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|Adj.||1.||formalized - concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art); "highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"|
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
|2.||formalized - given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures|
official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"