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Noun: formula (formulas,formulae)  for-myu-lu [N. Amer], for-myû-lu [Brit]
  1. (mathematics) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
    - expression
  2. Directions for making something
    - recipe
  3. A conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
  4. A representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
    - chemical formula
  5. Something regarded as a normative example
    "his formula for impressing visitors";
    - convention, normal, pattern, rule
  6. A liquid food for infants
  7. (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
    "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials";
    - rule

Derived forms: formulas, formulae

Type of: direction, instruction, mathematical statement, milk, practice, procedure, process, statement

Encyclopedia: Formula