formula
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɔː.mjʊ.lə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfɔɹ.mjə.lə/
Noun

formula

  1. (mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.
    Synonyms: mathematical formula
    x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2 - 4ac}}{2a} is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0.
  2. (chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.
    Synonyms: chemical formula
    H2O is the formula for water.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A formal statement of doctrine, as in religion.
  6. (countable, uncountable) Ellipsis of infant formula#English|infant formula; drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.
  7. (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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Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • French: aliment lacté pour nourrissons, préparation pour nourrissons, lait maternisé
  • German: Säuglingsnahrung, Säuglingsanfangsnahrung, Säuglingsformulierung
  • Italian: latte artificiale, formula per lattanti
  • Russian: де́тское пита́ние
  • Spanish: preparado para lactantes, leche maternizada, fórmula infantil



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