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formality,

in chemistry: see chemical equilibriumchemical equilibrium,
state of balance in which two opposing reversible chemical reactions proceed at constant equal rates with no net change in the system. For example, when hydrogen gas, H2, and iodine gas, I2
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in chemistry, measure of the relative proportions of two or more quantities in a mixture. The concentration of a solute is very important in studying chemical reactions because it determines how often molecules collide in solution and thus indirectly determines
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formality

[fȯr′mal·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
A concentration scale that gives the number of formula weights of solute per liter of solution; designated by F preceded by a number to show solute concentration.
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Even if it did, the study does not show why a writing requirement should be a formality rather than a default rule.
Friendships are made far quicker now that the barrier of undue formality has been lifted, and Christian names follow swiftly on mutual liking in a way which would make old-fashioned people aghast.
Peter Hauspurg, president of Eastern Consolidated Properties which acts as advisor to interested buyers, said Prudential is merely going through the formality of taking the title.
What is new is the emerging prominence and formality of CoPs as boundary-spanning units in organizations, responsible for finding and sharing best practices, stewarding knowledge, fostering innovation, and enhancing the organization's image in the eyes of customers.
The building has three entrances, one on each of its three parkside facades, which all work against the formality that dominated the previously axially planned site.
Again this should only be a formality at the League's Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday,June 19 at Buxton.
The gentle formality of the house contrasts strongly with its irregular context and neighbouring suburban dwellings, but it does have precedents in New Zealand.
Synopsys, Design Compiler, Physical Compiler, PrimeTime, Formality and VCS are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.
Colourful mural art fronting the arrival area adds to the formality, unifying the marked frontality of the wives' courts.
Design Compiler, Formality, PathMill, Physical Compiler, PrimeTime, TetraMAX and Vera are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, LEDA, Vera, DesignWare, Formality and HSPICE are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.
Actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these statements as a result of unforeseen difficulties in completing integration of InnoLogic's technology with Synopsys' Formality tool, difficulties attendant in any new product offering and the other factors contained in Synopsys' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2003.