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for·mu·late

 (fôr′myə-lāt′)
tr.v. for·mu·lat·ed, for·mu·lat·ing, for·mu·lates
1.
a. To state as or reduce to a formula.
b. To express in systematic terms or concepts.
c. To devise or invent: formulate strategy.
2. To prepare according to a specified formula.

for′mu·la′tion n.
for′mu·la′tor n.

formulation

(ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃən)
n (tr)
1. the act or process of formulating
2. any mixture or substance prepared according to a particular formula
3. (Pharmacology) a medicinal preparation administered in a specific form, such as a tablet, linctus, ointment, or injection
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.formulation - a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent - a preparation used in cleaning something
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
glycerinated gelatin - a gelatinous preparation made from gelatin and glycerin and water; used as a base for ointments and suppositories
nebula - a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
polish - a preparation used in polishing
starch - a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering
smelling salts - a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness
2.formulation - inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
approach, plan of attack, attack - ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
framing - formulation of the plans and important details; "the framing of judicial decrees"
3.formulation - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
honorific - an expression of respect; "the Japanese use many honorifics"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
boilerplate - standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
idiom, parlance - a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
Americanism - an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism - an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
choice of words, phraseology, wording, phrasing, verbiage, diction - the manner in which something is expressed in words; "use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
Translations

formulation

[ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃən] N (= act) [of idea, theory, policy] → formulación f; (= medicine) → fórmula f; (= form of words) → formulación f

formulation

[ˌfɔːrmjʊˈleɪʃən] n
[drug, vaccine, beauty product] → élaboration f
(= mixture of ingredients) → mélange m
[policy, plan] → élaboration f
(= form of words) → formulation f

formulation

nFormulierung f

formulation

[ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃn] nformulazione f
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It must be, I felt with far less consciousness than my formulation of the feeling expresses, that I was of some finer sort myself to be able to enjoy such a fine sort.
As the Aryans moved slowly on, to and through the Caucasus passes, and spread over Europe, new conditions of life must have resulted in the formulation of new religions.
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The move to MP media from the gamma ferric oxide and chrome tape formulations that were widely used at the time was necessitated by the higher recording densities demanded by the 4mm format to compensate for the small form factor of the cartridge.
The new requirement, however, necessitated more frequent changes from silica to zircon to chromite sand for numerous mold-facing and backing-sand formulations.
Chemicon is excited to add these new ES cell culture media formulations to our portfolio of innovative reagents and technologies for the global stem cell research community," said Jeffrey D.
The threat to human health posed by leaded gasoline may be receding into the past, but the unleaded formulations that have replaced it bring with them new health risks.
Note: More information about higher solids coating formulations is available from Dow at the TAPPI Coating Conference, May 11-14, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In earlier, buffered formulations of didanosine, administration with an antacid (buffer) provides protection from degradation by stomach acid.
Both formulations are "strongly recommended" when given in combination with ritonavir (Norvir).
Keenan cites studies showing that up to 40 percent of patients prescribed standard niacin quit taking it because of the side effects -- primarily upset stomach and a whole-body flushing of the skin -- as did 16 to 40 percent of patients treated with alternative, timed-release niacin formulations.