# formula meaning

[ 'fɔ:mjulə ] Pronunciation: "formula" in a sentence

**Noun:**

**formula**(formulas,formulae) formyulu [N. Amer], formyûlu [Brit]

- A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

- expression - Directions for making something

- recipe - A conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
- A representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

- chemical formula - Something regarded as a normative example
*"his formula for impressing visitors"*

- convention, normal, pattern, rule - A liquid food for infants
- (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
*"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"*

- rule

**Derived forms: **formulae, formulas

**See also: **formularize, formulary, formulate

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

**Encyclopedia:** Formula

[Business]

*AmE*/

*noun*[C] (

*plural*

**formulas**or, especially in scientific use,

**formulae**/;

*AmE*/)

**GOLDEN FORMULA**

**1** (*Technical *)

a series of letters, numbers or symbols that represent a rule or law:

*They use complex mathematical formulas to calculate the insurance premium.*

*The formula is based on your age and net income.*

*The formula for compound interest is Pn = P0(1 + I)n.*

**2**

a particular method of doing or achieving sth:

*There's no simple formula for the success of a business.*

*They have rediscovered their winning formula.*

[Medicine]

n

*pl*

**-las**

*or*

**-lae**

**1**

**a**

**:**a recipe or prescription giving method and proportions of ingredients for the preparation of some material (as a medicine)

**b**

**:**a milk mixture or substitute for feeding an infant typically consisting of prescribed proportions and forms of cow's milk, water, and sugar;

*also*

**:**a batch of this made up at one time to meet an infant's future requirements (as during a 24-hour period)

**2**

**:**a symbolic expression showing the composition or constitution of a chemical substance and consisting of symbols for the elements present and subscripts to indicate the relative or total number of atoms present in a molecule ‹the formula

*s*for water, sulfuric acid, and ethyl alcohol are H

_{2}O, H

_{2}SO

_{4}, and C

_{2}H

_{5}OH respectively› —see EMPIRICAL FORMULA, MOLECULAR FORMULA, STRUCTURAL FORMULA

[Computer]

1. In logic, a sequence of symbols representing terms, predicates, connectives and quantifiers which is either true or false.

2. <

*language, music*> FORTH Music Language. An extension of FORTH with concurrent note-playing processes. Runs on Macintosh and Atari ST with MIDI output.

3. Preprocessor language for the Acorn Archimedes, allowing inline high-level statements to be entered in an assembly program. Written in nawk.

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## Examples

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*formula*for success.