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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*.]**for′mu·la′ic**(-lā′ĭk)

*adj.*

**for′mu·la′i·cal·ly**

*adv.*

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## 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]**formulaic**

*adj*

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## 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: H

_{2}O 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]

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## 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, H

_{2}O is the formula for water, where H

_{2}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.

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Noun | 1. | formula - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statementmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement sentential function - formal expression containing variables; becomes a sentence when variables are replaced by constants primitive - a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived mathematical statement - a statement of a mathematical relation exponential expression - a mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power |

2. | formula - directions for making something instruction, 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 elementsstatement - 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 chemistry molecular formula - a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weight empirical 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 group code 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 group universal - 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"procedure, 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 problem heuristic, heuristic program, heuristic rule - a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem recursion - (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement |

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## formula

*noun*

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## formula

*noun*

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Translations

**vzorec**

**formule**

**kojenecké mléko**

**předpis**

**babymælk**

**formel**

**formular**

**opskrift**

**recept**

**kaava**

**äidinmaito**

**formula**

**mlijeko za bebe**

**képlet**

**formúla**

**uppskrift**

**ベビーミルク**

**公式**

**공식**

**유아용 우유**

**receptas**

**receptūra**

**formula**

**recepte**

**vzorec**

**formula**

**formel**

**barnmjölk**

**นมสำหรับเด็กทารก**

**สูตร**

**công thức**

**sữa bột dành cho em bé**

## formula

[ˈfɔːmjʊlə]*N*(

**formulas**) [ˈfɔːmjʊliː]

*or*formulae (*pl*)Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## formula

[ˈfɔː^{r}mj

*ʊ*lə]

*n*

*(MATHEMATICS)*→ formule

*f*

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## formula

*n pl*<-s

*or*-e>

→ Formel

*f*(also Sci); (for lotion, medicine, soap powder) → Rezeptur*f*; winning**formula**→ Erfolgsrezept*nt*; peace**formula**→ Friedensformel*f*; there’s no sure**formula**for success → es gibt kein Patentrezept für Erfolg; they changed the**formula**of the programme → sie änderten die Aufmachung des Programms; all his books follow the same**formula**→ alle seine Bücher sind nach demselben Rezept geschrieben*no pl*

**(**→ Säuglingsmilch

*also*formula milk)*f*

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## formula

[ˈfɔːmjʊlə]*n*(

**formulae**) [ˈfɔːmjʊˌliː] (

*or*formulas (*pl*)*Math, Chem*) (

*fig*) (

*plan*) → formula (

*Am*) (

*baby's feed*) → latte

*m*in polvere

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## 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.

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## formula

→ صَيْغَة, لَبَـن أَطْفال kojenecké mléko, vzorec babymælk, formular Babymilch, Formel βρεφικό γάλα, μαθηματικός τύπος fórmula, leche infantil äidinmaito, kaava formule, lait pour bébé formula, mlijeko za bebe formula, latte per neonati ベビーミルク, 公式 공식, 유아용 우유 babymelk, formule formel, morsmelk formuła, mleko dla niemowląt fórmula, leite para bebé, leite para bebês детское молоко, рецепт barnmjölk, formel นมสำหรับเด็กทารก, สูตร bebek sütü, formül công thức, sữa bột dành cho em bé 公式, 婴儿乳Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

## for·mu·la

*n.*fórmula, forma prescrita o modelo a seguir.

English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## formula

*n*(

*pharm, math*) fórmula; (

*ped*) fórmula, leche

*f*artificial para lactantes

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