Pronunciation: (prō fôr'mu), [key]
1. according to form; as a matter of form; for the sake of form.
2. Com.provided in advance of shipment and merely showing the description and quantity of goods shipped without terms of payment: a pro forma invoice.
3. Accounting.indicating hypothetical financial figures based on previous business operations for estimate purposes: a pro forma balance sheet. Also,pro•for'ma (for defs. 2, 3).
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