What is informal?

  • (adj): Not formal.
    Example: "Conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on informal:

Bulgarski - Common Expressions
... kak se kazvash) – What is your name (informal)? Кой си ти? (kóy si ti) – Who are you? Коя си ти? (kоyá si ti) – Who are you? Кой сте вие? (kóy ste ... Most of them are somewhat informal ... or solemn contexts) Чао (cháo) – Bye from Italian (the informal counterpart of native "Довиждане", this word is more common than the native) Cупep (súper) – Super (from English, colloquial note – "S ...
... The word auntie can mean- An informal form of the word "aunt" An informal name for the British Broadcasting Corporation (the BBC) An informal name for the Australian Broadcasting ...
Logicus - Topics in Logic - Informal Reasoning
... Half of the works of Aristotle's Organon treat inference as it occurs in an informal setting, side by side with the development of the syllogistic, and ... Argumentation theory is the study and research of informal logic, fallacies, and critical questions as they relate to every day and practical situations ...
Center For Informal Learning And Schools
... Center for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) is an American based National Science Foundation funded center to create a program of research, scholarship, and leadership in ...
Childcare - Common Types - Informal Care
... Informal childcare is a variation of childcare that utilizes family members as a childcare system, for example grandparents and siblings ... Informal childcare is an especially inexpensive form of childcare, and is utilized typically by those who are considered poor ... Parents may need to utilize informal care for a variety of reasons ...

More definitions of "informal":

  • (adj): Used of spoken and written language.
  • (adj): Not officially recognized or controlled.
    Example: "An informal agreement"
    Synonyms: loose
  • (adj): Having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality.
    Example: "A relaxed informal manner"
    Synonyms: cozy, intimate

Famous quotes containing the word informal:

    We as a nation need to be reeducated about the necessary and sufficient conditions for making human beings human. We need to be reeducated not as parents—but as workers, neighbors, and friends; and as members of the organizations, committees, boards—and, especially, the informal networks that control our social institutions and thereby determine the conditions of life for our families and their children.
    Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)

    We are now a nation of people in daily contact with strangers. Thanks to mass transportation, school administrators and teachers often live many miles from the neighborhood schoolhouse. They are no longer in daily informal contact with parents, ministers, and other institution leaders . . . [and are] no longer a natural extension of parental authority.
    James P. Comer (20th century)