Formality

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Context SensitivePlay
Adjust 'formality' level based on context, like casual or business settings. SlideHe spoke with greater formality when addressing the board.
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Cultural VariancePlay
Note that formality standards differ between cultures and languages. SlideIn Japan, the formality in communication is typically higher.
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Nonverbal CuesPlay
'Formality' also applies to dress and behavior, not just speech. SlideThe formality of the event required a suit and tie.