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1Done or produced as a matter of form:‘pro forma reports’
- 1.1 Denoting a standard document or form, especially an invoice sent in advance of or with goods supplied:‘a pro forma invoice’official, legal, authorized, approved, validated, certified, endorsed, documented, sanctioned, licensed, recognized, authoritative, accepted, verified, legitimate, lawful, valid, bona fide, proper, prescribed, pro formaView synonyms
- 1.2 (of a financial statement) showing potential or expected income, costs, assets, or liabilities, especially in relation to some planned act or situation:‘revenues in excess of 35 million dollars on a pro forma basis’
- 1.1 Denoting a standard document or form, especially an invoice sent in advance of or with goods supplied:
As a matter of form or politeness:‘he nodded to him pro forma’
A pro forma document or form:‘please return the enclosed pro forma’
- ‘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 Tribunal had before it no evidence as to the way in which those pro formas were completed.’
- ‘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.’
Early 16th century: from Latin.
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