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adjective informal pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈfɔː(r)m(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    relaxed and friendly
    It was very informal – more of a chat than an interview.
    The hotel has an informal atmosphere.
    1. a.
      used about language or behaviour that is suitable for using with friends but not in formal situations
      phrases that the students used in informal conversation
      Beware of being too friendly and informal with your employees.
  2. 2
    informal talks or meetings are relaxed, do not involve many people, and do not need to produce an official result
    The informal meetings at Camp David were important in strengthening mutual understanding and trust.
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    1. a.
      an informal organization, group, or arrangement is not official and has no fixed rules
      informal networks within the community
      They cooperate with other groups on an informal basis.

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 informal pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnfɔː(r)ˈmæləti/ noun [uncountable]

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