noun plural pro for·ma, pro for·mas.
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Example sentences from the Web for pro forma
At the same time he got them to give him a proforma bill for them.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
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Cultural definitions 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.”