Definition of pro forma in English:

pro forma

Syllabification: pro for·ma
Pronunciation: /prō ˈfôrmə
 
/

adverb

  • As a matter of form or politeness: he nodded to him pro forma

adjective

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  • 1Done or produced as a matter of form: pro forma reports
  • 1.1 [attributive] Denoting a standard document or form, especially an invoice sent in advance of or with goods supplied.
  • 1.2 [attributive] (Of a financial statement) showing potential or expected income, costs, assets, or liabilities, especially in relation to some planned or expected act or situation.

noun

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  • A standard document, form or financial statement.
    More example sentences
    • The commission and city should review all feasibility studies and pro formas (such as balance sheets and income statements) to ensure the viability of the project requesting city funds.
    • The SEC is examining whether new rules are needed to clarify financial reports and perhaps restrict use of pro formas.
    • We shall complete the pro formas in the course of the day and they will be available to the parties before the end of the week.

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin.

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