semiformal
adjective Date: 1906 being or suitable for an occasion of moderate formality <
a semiformal dinner
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semiformal gowns
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • semiformal — /sem ee fawr meuhl, sem uy /, adj. partly formal; containing some formal elements: a semiformal occasion; semiformal attire. [1930 35; SEMI + FORMAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • semiformal — adjective Somewhat formal. When wearing the dragon robe on semiformal occasions, a single necklace was appropriate. Only the empress or empress dowager could wear a main necklace formed of Manchurian pearls, the other two being made of coral …   Wiktionary

  • semiformal — sem•i•for•mal [[t]ˌsɛm iˈfɔr məl, ˌsɛm aɪ [/t]] adj. containing some formal elements: semiformal attire[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • semiformal — adjective moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket he wore semiformal attire a black tie dinner • Syn: ↑semi formal, ↑black tie • Similar to: ↑formal …   Useful english dictionary

  • semiformal — adj. somewhat formal, not entirely formal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiformal — semi·formal …   English syllables

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  • Design rationale — A Decision Based Design Structure, which spans the areas of Engineering Design, Design Rationale and Decision Analysis. A Design Rationale is an explicit documentation of the reasons behind decisions made when designing a system or artifact. As… …   Wikipedia

  • black-tie — adjective moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket he wore semiformal attire a black tie dinner • Syn: ↑semiformal, ↑semi formal • Similar to: ↑formal * * * /blak tuy /, adj. requiring that guests wear …   Useful english dictionary

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