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tr.v. for·mu·lat·ed, for·mu·lat·ing, for·mu·lates
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.
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Adj.1.formulated - devised; developed according to an orderly plan; "he had well formulated opinions on schooling"
developed - being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful; "the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"; "they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"
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References in classic literature ?
As I saw the two warriors disappear I approached the entrance to the cell, with a well-defined plan already formulated.
The true student of his work, who has formulated for himself what he supposes to be the leading characteristics [104] of Wordsworth's genius, will feel, we think, a lively interest in putting them to test by the many and various striking passages in what is there presented for the first time.
I felt that I was a fool ever to have attempted to escape alone, especially in view of the fact that our plans were already well formulated to make a break for freedom together.
In his methodical brain there were distinctly formulated certain aspects of peasant life, deduced partly from that life itself, but chiefly from contrast with other modes of life.
And it was his idea, vaguely formulated, that his corpse would be for those eyes a great and salt reproach.
Fiat ubi vult --etc.; sometimes a word devoid of all apparent sense, Avayxoqpayia , which possibly contained a bitter allusion to the regime of the cloister; sometimes a simple maxim of clerical discipline formulated in a regular hexameter Coelestem dominum terrestrem dicite dominum .
Monk stopped short for an instant, and, for the first time, formulated his thoughts into words.
In addition to neat oligomers, the new business unit offers diluted and partially formulated mixtures of performance oligomers with specialty monomers and other performance additives, toll and custom manufacture of formulated coatings and systems, and proprietary Dymax in-house formulated coating solutions.
Colorcon, a company involved in the development, supply and support of formulated products for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries, has collaborated with BASF.
Tokyo, Sept 29, 2011 - (JCN) - Mitsubishi Chemical will establish a new subsidiary in China in February 2012 to manufacture and sell formulated electrolyte for Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs).
In the bait-type trial, a freshwater cluepid, gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), a commercially formulated bait, and a shad + formulated bait combination were evaluated.
Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq:VICL), has announced encouraging results from animal studies of a peptide-based cancer vaccine formulated with the company's Vaxfectin(R) adjuvant.