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pro for·ma

 (prō fôr′mə)
adj.
1. Done as a formality; perfunctory.
2. Provided in advance so as to prescribe form or describe items: a pro forma copy of a document.

[New Latin prō fōrmā : prō, for the sake of + fōrmā, ablative of fōrma, form.]
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pro forma

(ˈprəʊ ˈfɔːmə)
adj
prescribing a set form or procedure
adv
performed in a set manner
[Latin: for form's sake]
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pro for•ma

(proʊ ˈfɔr mə)
adj.
1. done as a matter of form or for the sake of form: a pro forma apology.
2. Also, pro•for′ma. provided in advance of shipment and merely showing the description and quantity of goods shipped without terms of payment: a pro forma invoice.
[1565–75; < Latin]
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pro forma

A Latin phrase meaning for the sake of form, used to describe something that is done perfunctorily or automatically.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pro forma - as a formality only; "a one-candidate pro forma election"
formal - being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirements (as e.g. of formal dress); "pay one's formal respects"; "formal dress"; "a formal ball"; "the requirement was only formal and often ignored"; "a formal education"
Adv.1.pro forma - in a set manner without serious attention; "they answered my letter pro forma"; "he kissed her cheek perfunctorily"
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Translations

pro forma

[ˌprəʊˈfɔːmə]
A. ADJ [compliance, implementation] → puramente formal
B. CPD pro forma invoice Nfactura f detallada que precede a la entrega
pro forma letter Ncarta f estándar
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pro forma

[ˌprəʊˈfɔːrmə] adj
pro forma invoice → facture f pro forma
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pro forma (invoice)

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pro forma

[ˈprəʊˈfɔːmə] adv pro forma invoicefattura proforma
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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He said that sorting out information provided by political parties on the basis of pro formas 'shall also be beneficial for the Parliamentary Commission proposed by the committee to probe the general election 2018'.
Malik who has also been nominated by the Senate to monitor security during the election, asked all parties concerned to provide relevant information on the prescribed pro forma by September 20.
Whether it goes by "pro forma earnings," "core earnings," "operating earnings," or "adjusted earnings," the Securities & Exchange Commission expressed discomfort with the practice in early December 2001 when it issued a formal warning to corporations, The SEC said corporations could face civil-fraud lawsuits for touting potentially misleading pro forma earnings news releases if they don't also fully explain how they were calculated.