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informal

adjective casual, common, congenial, extemporaneous, extempore, familiar, natural, offhand, ordinary, perfunctory, relaxed, unceremonial, unceremonious, unconventional, uncustomary, unmethodical, unofficial, unorthodox, unstereotyped, unstrict, without ceremony, withhut formality
Associated concepts: informal charges, informal contract, informal hearing, informal proceeding
See also: casual, unofficial, unpretentious
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A formal refund claim would not give the IRS any more insight into allowing or disallowing the claim for refund if done formally instead of informally.
But 31 per cent only do so informally, with many employers putting off making it official because of fears of resentment from staff on standard contracts.
The June 2001 California CPA reported that the FTB had informally told a CalCPA member that those earnings are not subject to California tax.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for Aged also consults informally and formally with families, whose own feelings of guilt and pain may contribute to a resident's depression.
Recently, the IRS informally announced that it was revisiting the Sec.
Performance management, Hewitt noted, is a year-round process in which managers and employees work together on setting expectations of what is to be done, when, how and with what results; informally discuss progress; and meet formally once a year to discuss results, expectations and improvements.
Attorneys for hospitals and other defendants once assumed that, if physicians were willing to talk with them informally about their treatment of a plaintiff, they had the right to go ahead and interview them without all the expense and bother of subpoenas, court reporters, transcripts, and the presence of plaintiff's counsel.
was enshrined in laminated plastic sleeves informally attached to the wall and sprinkled in haphazard patches across the floor, transforming the gallery--a by now familiar site for disenfranchised political polemics--into a loose model for an ideal "world," as the dirt from one country was treaded on and mixed with the soils of other nations.
The parties are obligated under the Acquisition Agreement to attempt to resolve their differences informally and, if that is not successful, then to submit them to binding arbitration.
In other words, it's not a formal instruction, but you learn informally.
Because it reminds them of the fabled, hairy abominable snowman, researchers informally refer to the creature as the Yeti crab.
McKenzie alleged Robinson informally agreed personal terms with Villa a week ago - before Leeds settled on a fee with the Midlands club.