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  Definition of formula
  1. 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"
  2. (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"
  3. a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
  4. a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
  5. directions for making something
  6. a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
  7. a liquid food for infants
Similar Words: convention, normal, pattern, rule, expression, recipe, chemical formula

 

Hyponyms: mores, code of conduct, code of behavior, metarule, algorithm, algorithmic rule, algorithmic program, heuristic, heuristic rule, heuristic program, recursion, sentential function, primitive, exponential expression, molecular formula, empirical formula

 

Derivational Morphology: formularize, formularise, formulate, invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, forge

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: formula   Dutch: formule  
Finnish: kaava   French: formule  
German: Formel   Greek: τύπος  
Italian: formula   Latvian: formula  
Portuguese: fórmula   Russian: формула  
Spanish: fórmula   Swedish: formel  
 
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