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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.
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
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|Noun||1.||formulation - a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"|
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"
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
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)
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