- according to form; as a matter of form; for the sake of form.
- Commerce. provided in advance of shipment and merely showing the description and quantity of goods shipped without terms of payment: a pro forma invoice.
- Accounting. indicating hypothetical financial figures based on previous business operations for estimate purposes: a pro forma balance sheet.
- as a matter of form: Many of the school assignments appear to be done pro forma.
- a pro forma document.
Origin of pro forma
Related Words for pro formaperfunctory
Examples from the Web for pro forma
Contemporary Examples of pro forma
Normal procedure is that any member country can request that a document be circulated, and the UN does it pro-forma.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
But as a matter of law, these tax-exempt organizations do maintain a pro-forma nonpartisan posture.Why Hillary Clinton Should Go a-Knocking on Ralph Reed’s Door
June 15, 2014
- prescribing a set form or procedure
- performed in a set manner
Word Origin for pro forma
Word Origin and History for pro forma
Doing something pro forma means satisfying only the minimum requirements of a task and doing it in a perfunctory way: “Her welcoming address was strictly pro forma: you could tell that her mind was a million miles away.” From Latin, meaning “by form.”