• (adj): Having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality.
    Example: "A relaxed informal manner"
    Synonyms: cozy, intimate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on informal:

Logicus - Topics in Logic - Informal Reasoning
... of Aristotle's Organon treat inference as it occurs in an informal setting, side by side with the development of the syllogistic, and in the Aristotelian school ... Argumentation theory is the study and research of informal logic, fallacies, and critical questions as they relate to every day and practical situations ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bulgarski - Common Expressions
... Good-bye Как се казваш? (kak se kazvash) – What is your name (informal)? Кой си ти? (kóy si ti) – Who are you? Коя си ти? (kоyá si ti ... Most of them are somewhat informal ... 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 ...

More definitions of "informal":

  • (adj): Used of spoken and written language.
  • (adj): Not officially recognized or controlled.
    Example: "An informal agreement"
    Synonyms: loose
  • (adj): Not formal.
    Example: "Conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

Famous quotes containing the word informal:

    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)

    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)