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part of speech: noun
inflections: formulae, formulas
definition 1: a rule or procedure expressed in a standard way in words or symbols.
We use the formula "one-half base times height," or "bh/2," to find the area of a triangle.
definition 2: a conventional model for doing something.
These novels of the Old West were often written according to an established plot formula.
definition 3: a list of ingredients or steps of procedure; recipe.
The formula for making the special dye was kept a strict secret.I wish there were some easy formula for raising children.
definition 4: in chemistry, a set of symbols that represents the structure or composition of a substance.
The formula for carbon dioxide is CO2.
definition 5: a liquid food containing milk for feeding infants.
Most baby formulas contain cow's milk.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: made according to or being a formula.
derivations: formulaic (adj.), formulaically (adv.)
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