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1. expression, formula

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

2. formula, recipe

directions for making something

3. formula

a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

4. chemical formula, formula

a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

5. convention, formula, normal, pattern, rule

something regarded as a normative example

Example Sentences:
'the convention of not naming the main character'
'violence is the rule not the exception'
'his formula for impressing visitors'

6. formula

a liquid food for infants

7. formula, rule

(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

Example Sentences:
'he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs'
'he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
an established form or set of words, as used in religious ceremonies, legal proceedings, etc
2. mathematics, physics
a general relationship, principle, or rule stated, often as an equation, in the form of symbols
3. chemistry
a representation of molecules, radicals, ions, etc, expressed in the symbols of the atoms of their constituent elements
molecular formula, empirical formula, structural formula
a method, pattern, or rule for doing or producing something, often one proved to be successful
(as modifier)
formula fiction
a prescription for making up a medicine, baby's food, etc
a substance prepared according to such a prescription
6. motor racing
the specific category in which a particular type of car competes, judged according to engine size, weight, and fuel capacity

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nounWord forms: plural ˈformulas or ˈformuˌlae (ˈfɔrmjuˌl57455 ; fôrˈmyo̅ol57455ˌ; ˈfɔrmjuˌlaɪ ; fôrˈmyo̅olīˌ; ˈfɔrmjəˌli ; fôrˈmyəlēˌ; ˈfɔrmjəˌlaɪ ; fôrˈmyəlīˌ)
a fixed form of words, esp. one that has lost its original meaning or force and is now used only as a conventional or ceremonial expression
“Very truly yours” is a formula used in letters
a rule or method for doing something, esp. when conventional and used or repeated without thought
a formula for musical comedies
an exact statement of religious faith or doctrine
directions for preparing a medicine, a paint, a baby's food, etc.
something prepared from such directions; often specif., a milk preparation for feeding a baby
a set of algebraic symbols expressing a mathematical fact, principle, rule, etc.
A = πr2 is the formula for determining the area of a circle
6.  Chemistry
an expression of the composition of a compound (or a radical, etc.) by a combination of symbols and figures to show the constituents
see also empirical formula, molecular formula, structural formula
designating or of any of various classes of racing car or motorcycle specially designed to conform to a particular set of specifications governing size, weight, engine displacement, etc.

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see synonyms of formula
n. pl. for·mu·las or for·mu·lae (-lē)
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.
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.

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