nonformal

adjective

non·​for·​mal ˌnän-ˈfȯr-məl How to pronounce nonformal (audio)
: not formal : informal
nonformal education
a nonformal setting

Examples of nonformal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the start of the war in Ukraine, more than 272,000 children in Ukraine have benefitted from learning interventions with supplies provided by UNICEF, and over 400,000 children have engaged in formal or nonformal education. Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 The 10-to-15-second video clips are a nonformal way to engage your customers and tell them about your products. Michael Plummer, Forbes, 3 June 2022 And as the number of dining options on ships has expanded, so have nonformal venues beyond the main dining rooms. Hannah Sampson, Houston Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2019 But even Cunard has nonformal settings where dressed-down can go, including the buffet, casino and pub. Hannah Sampson, Houston Chronicle, 20 Dec. 2019 Tostan’s core is a broad nonformal education program offered to villagers in a number of African countries. Amy Yee, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonformal was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Nonformal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonformal. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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