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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Recent Examples on the Web 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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