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Definition of "formula" []

  • An established form of words or symbols for use in a ceremony or procedure. (noun)
  • An utterance of conventional notions or beliefs; a hackneyed expression. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Chemistry A symbolic representation of the composition or of the composition and structure of a compound. (noun)
  • Chemistry The compound so represented. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "formula" in a sentence
  • "· Test or evaluate a formula (@formula) on a field in any Lotus Notes document"
  • "I had received some pamphlets from them earlier, pamphlets that toed the line, promoting breastfeeding first and at the back, suggesting that if you can't breastfeed, they think their formula is the next best substitute."
  • "This formula is a good one to use to help prevent burnout!"