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We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
Carol Bellamy

Meaning of "informal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INFORMAL

informal  [ɪnˈfɔːməl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFORMAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Informal is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INFORMAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Formal

Formal, relating to an established hierarchy, procedure or set of specific behaviors. For other uses of form see Form For other uses of formalism see Formalism Formal may also refer to: ▪ Formal, a type of ceremonial event at university ▪ School formal, a type of ceremonial event at school ▪ Formal wear, clothing for formal occasions ▪ Informal sector, as opposed to Formal sector, economic activity beyond the purview of government ▪ A Formality, an established procedure or set of specific behaviors...

Definition of informal in the English dictionary

The first definition of informal in the dictionary is not of a formal, official, or stiffly conventional nature. Other definition of informal is appropriate to everyday life or use. Informal is also denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc, appropriate to everyday conversational language rather than to formal written language.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFORMAL


abnormal
æbˈnɔːməl
Carmel
ˈkɑːməl
conformal
kənˈfɔːməl
cormel
ˈkɔːməl
decinormal
ˌdesɪˈnɔːməl
dermal
ˈdɜːməl
electrothermal
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈθɜːməl
formal
ˈfɔːməl
geothermal
ˌdʒiːəʊˈθɜːməl
hemal
ˈhiːməl
isothermal
ˌaɪsəʊˈθɜːməl
lognormal
ˌlɒɡˈnɔːməl
nonformal
ˌnɒnˈfɔːməl
nonnormal
ˌnɒnˈnɔːməl
normal
ˈnɔːməl
paranormal
ˌpærəˈnɔːməl
semiformal
ˌsɛmɪˈfɔːməl
subnormal
sʌbˈnɔːməl
supernormal
ˌsuːpəˈnɔːməl
thermal
ˈθɜːməl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFORMAL

informable
informal settlement
informal vote
informalities
informality
informally
informant
informatician
informatics
information
information age
information architecture
information bureau
information centre
information content
information desk
information exchange
information gathering
information highway
information industry

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFORMAL

ectodermal
electrodermal
endodermal
endothermal
epidermal
epithermal
exothermal
homoiothermal
hydrothermal
hyperthermal
hypodermal
intradermal
mesodermal
monospermal
nonthermal
photothermal
subdermal
subepidermal
the paranormal
vermal

Synonyms and antonyms of informal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INFORMAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «informal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of informal

Translation of «informal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFORMAL

Find out the translation of informal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of informal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «informal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

非正式的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

informal
570 millions of speakers

English

informal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनौपचारिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غَيْرُ رَسْمِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неформальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

informal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লৌকিকতাবর্জিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

informel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tidak rasmi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

inoffiziell
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

形式ばらない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비공식적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Informal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thân mật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முறைசாரா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनौपचारिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

resmi olmayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

informale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieformalny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неформальний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

informal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανεπίσημος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

informele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

informell
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uformell
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of informal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFORMAL»

The term «informal» is very widely used and occupies the 12.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFORMAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about informal

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10 QUOTES WITH «INFORMAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word informal.
1
Richard Attias
Africa's informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety net.
2
Carol Bellamy
We must ensure that while eliminating child labor in the export industry, we are also eliminating their labour from the informal sector, which is more invisible to public scrutiny - and thus leaves the children more open to abuse and exploitation.
3
Anne Carson
I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life.
4
Steven Chu
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
5
Patrick Collison
Square is turning informal, cash transactions, like you would do with a taco truck, into card swipes. Stripe is more for the Internet, it's focused on the kinds of transactions that weren't possible years ago. We think about how you would buy things from a mobile phone, crowd-funding, how should that work.
6
Brunello Cucinelli
I love a modern suit paired with a polo or cotton T-shirt... and then paired with leather sneakers, or cashmere joggers with a tailored blazer and a sleeveless puffer vest to get the ultimate informal and formal combination.
7
Matt Dillon
What's really great about Buddhism is its rational, informal quality. Coming from my experience of growing up a Catholic, I found Buddhism to be refreshingly easygoing and forgiving.
8
Laurence Fishburne
Mine were informal mentors. They were all in my working life.
9
Murray Gell-Mann
I think also of my colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands, and feel that in some measure I am here as a representative of our small, informal, international fraternity.
10
Francois Hollande
When I took part in European leaders summits, it was sometimes unpleasant for me to hear Romanian, Polish, Portuguese, and Italian friends speak English, although I admit that on an informal basis, first contacts can be made in this language. Nevertheless, I will defend everywhere the use of the French language.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFORMAL»

Discover the use of informal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to informal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Informal
The borderline between structure and architecture thus becomes increasingly blurred. This process is explained in detail in "Informal" by reference to eight seminal projects.
Jannuzzi Smith, Christian Brensing, 2007
2
Learning in Places: The Informal Education Reader
Learning in Places is a concerted effort undertaken by an outstanding group of international researchers to create a resource book that can introduce academic, professional and lay readers to the field of informal learning/education and its ...
Zvi Bekerman, Nicholas C. Burbules, Diana Silberman-Keller, 2006
3
Informal Transport in the Developing World
This study reviews the informal transport sector throughout the world, and identifies promising enabling and remedial strategies.
Robert Cervero, 2000
4
Informal Governance in the European Union
How are the deals and decisions of the EU made - in the meeting rooms and at the conference tables, or by informal networks in the back corridors of power?
Thomas Christiansen, Simona Piattoni, 2003
5
Informal Reading Inventory: Preprimer to Twelfth Grade
Unique to this text are its K-12 scope and its abundant strategies (including forms) for assessing students' vocabulary, phonics, and comprehension of text.
Betty Roe, Paul C. Burns, 2010
6
Principles and Practice of Informal Education: Learning ...
The book looks at the role of an educator in informal education and youth work settings. Comprehensive and analytical, it looks at social, cultural and political contexts of education.
Linda Deer Richardson, Mary Wolfe, 2001
7
Informal Logic: A Handbook for Critical Argumentation
This is an introductory guidebook to the basic principles of how to construct good arguments and how to criticeze bad ones.
Douglas N. Walton, 1989
8
Informal Settlements: A Perpetual Challenge?
This text focuses on the complex challenges—from poor living conditions to troubled health care options—faced by those living in informal settlements in countries such as South Africa and Brazil, as well as by local and national ...
Marie Huchzermeyer, Aly Karam, 2006
9
Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That ...
Most learning on the job is informal. This book offers advice on how to support, nurture, and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to widen and deepen heir reach.
Jay Cross, 2011
10
Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920's
Recreates the social, political, and economic scene of the 1920s in America
Frederick Lewis Allen, 1931

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFORMAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term informal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Informal operators feed fat on unregulated car park business …
Amidst the informal arrangement, the collectors rake in millions of naira operating in the name of any government agencies they desire. «BusinessDay, Jul 15»
2
Date Set For Informal Hearing - Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat
The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors were presented with a new idea during a report on a drainage district improvement proposal ... «Emmetsburg News, Jul 15»
3
Informal climate talks boost prospects for Paris deal later this year
OTTAWA - Months of informal discussions among climate negotiators from more than 20 countries suggest there's a significant international ... «Times Colonist, Jul 15»
4
Don't believe propaganda about informal traders - The Zimbabwean
This is because, it goes on, the so-called barons have discovered a way of beating tax by trading on the informal market instead of formal shops ... «The Zimbabwean, Jul 15»
5
Reduce rates for informal workers, MPs tell NHIF
The National Assembly's Committee on Health has asked the national health insurer to drop the Sh500 monthly fee for people in the informal ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»
6
Scottish government calls for 'informal review' of fundraising practices
The Scottish government has called on the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations to conduct its own “informal review” into fundraising ... «Civil Society Media, Jul 15»
7
Netanyahu Tells Settlers He'll Continue Informal Settlement Freeze
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told settlers on Monday that he'll continue the informal settlements freeze, due to international pressure. «JP Updates, Jul 15»
8
No Land Tax support, the Donkey Vote and Informal Voting
Trying to analyse the impact of ballot papers on voting behaviour is always complicated by the geographic variability of vote by party. Statistical ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
9
Essay on how new Ph.D.s can ace informal interviews
What we don't talk about as much -- until you come to see us, of course -- is informal interviews. These include informational interviews that turn ... «Inside Higher Ed, Jul 15»
10
Taking on the informal economy: Is it worth it
Counterfeit products make up a small portion of the informal market, which, despite the uproar against its existence, continues to grow on a ... «The Standard Digital News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Informal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/informal>. Aug 2019 ».
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