nonformal

adjective
non·​for·​mal | \ ˌnän-ˈfȯr-məl How to pronounce nonformal (audio) \

Definition of nonformal

: not formal : informal nonformal education a nonformal setting

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Examples of nonformal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And as the number of dining options on ships has expanded, so have nonformal venues beyond the main dining rooms. Hannah Sampson, Houston Chronicle, "The demise of formal nights on cruises: How dress codes are tearing passengers apart," 20 Dec. 2019 But even Cunard has nonformal settings where dressed-down can go, including the buffet, casino and pub. Hannah Sampson, Houston Chronicle, "The demise of formal nights on cruises: How dress codes are tearing passengers apart," 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, "She arrived in Senegal 43 years ago – and is still there working on social issues," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonformal

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonformal was in 1842

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“Nonformal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonformal. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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