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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Form·al·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Formalized p. pr. & vb. n. Formalizing ]
 1. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model. [R.]
 2. To render formal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: concerned with or characterized by rigorous or adherence to
             recognized forms (especially in religion or art);
             "highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"
             [syn: formalistic, formalised]
      2: given formal standing or endorsement; made official or
         legitimate by the observance of proper procedures [syn: formalised]