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Adjective: pro forma  ,prow'for-mu
  1. As a formality only
    "a one-candidate pro forma election";
    - perfunctory
Adverb: pro forma  ,prow'for-mu
  1. In a set manner without serious attention
    "they answered my letter pro forma";
    - perfunctorily, as a formality

See also: formal

Encyclopedia: Pro forma