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pro for·ma(prō fôr′mə)
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.]
pro forma(ˈprəʊ ˈfɔːmə)
prescribing a set form or procedure
performed in a set manner
[Latin: for form's sake]
pro for•ma(proʊ ˈfɔr mə)
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]
A Latin phrase meaning for the sake of form, used to describe something that is done perfunctorily or automatically.
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|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"|
pro forma (invoice)
n → Pro-forma-Rechnung f