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## for·mu·la

(fôr′myə-lə)
n. pl. for·mu·las or for·mu·lae (-lē′)
1.
a. An established form of words or symbols for use in a ceremony or procedure.
b. An utterance of conventional notions or beliefs; a hackneyed expression.
2. A method of doing or treating something that relies on an established, uncontroversial model or approach: a new situation comedy that simply uses an old formula.
3. Chemistry
a. A symbolic representation of the composition or of the composition and structure of a compound.
b. The compound so represented.
4.
a. A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe.
b. A liquid food for infants, containing most of the nutrients in human milk.
5. Mathematics A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
6. Formula Sports A set of specifications, including engine displacement, fuel capacity, and weight, that determine a class of racing car.

[Latin fōrmula, diminutive of fōrma, form.]

## formula

(ˈfɔːmjʊlə)
n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
1. an established form or set of words, as used in religious ceremonies, legal proceedings, etc
2. (Mathematics) maths physics a general relationship, principle, or rule stated, often as an equation, in the form of symbols
3. (Chemistry) chem a representation of molecules, radicals, ions, etc, expressed in the symbols of the atoms of their constituent elements. See molecular formula, empirical formula, structural formula
4.
a. a method, pattern, or rule for doing or producing something, often one proved to be successful
b. (as modifier): formula fiction.
5. (Medicine)
a. a prescription for making up a medicine, baby's food, etc
b. a substance prepared according to such a prescription
6. (Motor Racing) motor racing the specific category in which a particular type of car competes, judged according to engine size, weight, and fuel capacity
[C17: from Latin: diminutive of forma form]

## for•mu•la

(ˈfɔr myə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
1. a set form of words, as for stating something authoritatively, for indicating procedure to be followed, or for prescribed use on some ceremonial occasion.
2. any fixed or conventional method or approach: popular novels produced by formula.
3.
a. a mathematical rule or principle, frequently expressed in algebraic symbols.
b. such a symbolic expression.
4. an expression of the constituents of a compound by symbols and figures: H2O is the molecular formula for water.
5. a recipe or prescription.
6. a special nutritive mixture, esp. of milk or milk substitute with other ingredients, in prescribed proportions for feeding a baby.
7. a formal statement of religious doctrine.
[1575–85; < Latin: register, form, rule]

## for·mu·la

(fôr′myə-lə)
1. A set of symbols showing the composition of a chemical compound. A formula lists the elements contained within it and indicates the number of atoms of each element with a subscript numeral if the number is more than 1. For example, H2O is the formula for water, where H2 indicates two atoms of hydrogen and O indicates one atom of oxygen.
2. A set of symbols that expresses a mathematical rule or principle; for example, the formula for the area of a rectangle is a = lw, where a is the area, l the length, and w the width.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 formula - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statementexpressionmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementsentential function - formal expression containing variables; becomes a sentence when variables are replaced by constantsprimitive - a mathematical expression from which another expression is derivedmathematical statement - a statement of a mathematical relationexponential expression - a mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power 2 formula - directions for making something  recipeinstruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" 3 formula - a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principlestatement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day" 4 formula - a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elementschemical formulastatement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"chemical notation - a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistrymolecular formula - a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weightempirical formula - a chemical formula showing the ratio of elements in a compound rather than the total number of atoms 5 formula - something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"mores - (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a groupcode of behavior, code of conduct - a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular groupuniversal - a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings; "some form of religion seems to be a human universal" 6 formula - a liquid food for infantsmilk - any of several nutritive milklike liquids 7 formula - (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"ruleprocedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"metarule - a rule that describes how other rules should be used (as in AI)algorithm, algorithmic program, algorithmic rule - a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problemheuristic, heuristic program, heuristic rule - a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problemrecursion - (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operationmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## formula

noun
1. The new peace formula means hostilities have ended.
2. form of words, code, phrase, formulary, set expression He developed a mathematical formula.
3. bottles of formula

## formula

noun
A means or method of entering into or achieving something desirable:
Informal: ticket.
Translations
vzorecformulekojenecké mlékopředpis
babymælkformelformularopskriftrecept
kaavaäidinmaito
formulamlijeko za bebe
képlet
formúlauppskrift
ベビーミルク公式
공식유아용 우유
receptasreceptūra
formularecepte
vzorec
formula
formelbarnmjölk
นมสำหรับเด็กทารกสูตร
công thứcsữa bột dành cho em bé

## formula

[ˈfɔːmjʊlə] N (formulas or formulae (pl)) [ˈfɔːmjʊliː]
1. (gen) (Math, Chem etc) →
winning formula
peace formulafórmula f de paz
2. (= baby milk) → leche f en polvo (para bebés), leche f maternizada
3. (Motor racing) →
Formula OneFórmula f uno
a formula-one carun coche de Fórmula uno

## formula

[ˈfɔːrmjʊlə] n
(MATHEMATICS)
(fig) (= recipe) →
a formula for sth → un recette pour qch
a winning formula → une formule gagnante
(also formula milk) (powdered); (liquid)bouillie f pour bébé

## formula

n pl <-s or -e>
Formel f (also Sci); (for lotion, medicine, soap powder) → Rezeptur f; winning formulaErfolgsrezept nt; peace formulaFriedensformel f; there’s no sure formula for successes gibt kein Patentrezept für Erfolg; they changed the formula of the programmesie änderten die Aufmachung des Programms; all his books follow the same formulaalle seine Bücher sind nach demselben Rezept geschrieben
no pl (also formula milk)Säuglingsmilch f

## formula

[ˈfɔːmjʊlə] n (formulae or formulas (pl)) [ˈfɔːmjʊˌliː] (Math, Chem) (fig) (plan) → formula (Am) (baby's feed) → latte m in polvere

## formula

(ˈfoːmjulə) plurals ˈformulae (-liː) ˈformulas noun
1. an arrangement of signs or letters used in chemistry, arithmetic etc to express an idea briefly. the formula for water is H2O.
2. a recipe or set of instructions for making something. The shampoo was made to a new formula.

## formula

kojenecké mléko, vzorec babymælk, formular äidinmaito, kaava formula, mlijeko za bebe ベビーミルク, 公式 공식, 유아용 우유 barnmjölk, formel นมสำหรับเด็กทารก, สูตร công thức, sữa bột dành cho em bé

## for·mu·la

n. fórmula, forma prescrita o modelo a seguir.

## formula

n (pharm, math) fórmula; (ped) fórmula, leche f artificial para lactantes
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The waves of air of the proper length, propagated in accordance with correct mathematical formulas, flowed around all the inanimate things in the room, lapped against Mrs Verloc's head as if it had been a head of stone.
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The proposed cuts were due to a change in the mathematical formula used to calculate allocations from one based on deprivation to a new emphasis on the amount of elderly people.
You can calculate your EMI by using a piece of software called Microsoft Excel or a mathematical formula.
GHAZNI CITY (PAN): A high school student in Ghazni city has invented a mathematical formula that was approved by the centre for science in Kabul, officials said on Saturday.
And they will also get the mathematical formula, below, in a handshake training guide.
The mathematical formula of sine and cosine always predicts a World Cup victory four years too early.
The maker of Baconnaise (mayonnaise that tastes of bacon, in case you're particularly slow on the uptake) announced the debut of its Bacon Flavoured Instant Baby Formula (bacon-flavoured milk for infants, not a mathematical formula for creating live children from cured meat).
Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall used a mathematical formula to calculate the misery factor.
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An for all you geeks out there, you can check out the mathematical formula at cheddarometer.

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