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well-formed

[wel-fawrmd] /ˈwɛlˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
rightly or pleasingly formed:
a well-formed contour.
2.
Linguistics. (of an utterance) conforming to the rules of a language; grammatical (opposed to ill-formed).
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20
Related forms
well-formedness
[wel-fawr-mid-nis, -fawrmd-] /ˈwɛlˈfɔr mɪd nɪs, -ˈfɔrmd-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wellformed

well-formed

adjective
1.
(logic, linguistics) (of a formula, expression, etc) constructed in accordance with the syntactic rules of a particular system; grammatically correct
Derived Forms
well-formedness, noun
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