1Done or produced as a matter of form.‘pro forma reports’
- 1.1Denoting a standard document or form, especially an invoice sent in advance of or with goods supplied.‘a pro forma invoice’
- 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’
- 1.1Denoting 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 Tribunal had before it no evidence as to the way in which those pro formas were completed.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Early 16th century: from Latin.