Formula meaning

fôrmyə-lə
(mathematics) A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
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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.

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A rule or method for doing something, esp. when conventional and used or repeated without thought.

A formula for musical comedies.

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The definition of a formula is a group of mathematical symbols that express a relationship or that are used to solve a problem, or a way to make something.

A group of math symbols that expresses the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter is an example of a formula.

A guide for how to combine chemicals to achieve a certain reaction is an example of a formula.

A plan for how to produce a desired outcome is an example of a formula for success.

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Is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0.

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(chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.

H2O is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)

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A plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result.

The company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.

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A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.

The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.

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Drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.
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(logic) A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.
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Alternative form of Formula One.
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(sports) A set of specifications, including engine displacement, fuel capacity, and weight, that determine a class of racing car.
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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.

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A set of algebraic symbols expressing a mathematical fact, principle, rule, etc.

A = πr2 is the formula for determining the area of a circle.

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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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A set of symbols showing the composition of a chemical compound. A formula lists the elements contained within it and indicates the number of atoms of each element with a subscript numeral if the number is more than 1. For example, H2 O is the formula for water, where H2 indicates two atoms of hydrogen and O indicates one atom of oxygen.
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A set of symbols expressing a mathematical rule or principle. For example, the formula for the area of a rectangle is a = lw, where a is the area, l the length, and w the width.
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(1) An arithmetic expression that solves a problem. For example, (fahrenheit-32)*5/9 is the formula for converting Fahrenheit to Celsius. See formula editor.
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An exact statement of religious faith or doctrine.
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(chem.) An expression of the composition of a compound (or a radical, etc.) by a combination of symbols and figures to show the constituents.
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Origin of formula

  • Latin fōrmula diminutive of fōrma form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin formula (“a small pattern or mold, form, rule, principle, method, formula”), diminutive of forma (“a form”); see form.

    From Wiktionary