Meaning of FORMULA in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ fɔ:(r)mjʊlə ]

( formulae /fɔ:(r)mjʊli:/ , or formulas)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A formula is a plan that is invented in order to deal with a particular problem.

It is difficult to imagine how the North and South could ever agree on a formula to unify the divided peninsula.

...a peace formula.

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A formula for a particular situation, usually a good one, is a course of action or a combination of actions that is certain or likely to result in that situation.

Clever exploitation of the latest technology would be a sure formula for success...

= recipe

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A formula is a group of letters, numbers, or other symbols which represents a scientific or mathematical rule.

He developed a mathematical formula describing the distances of the planets from the Sun.



In science, the formula for a substance is a list of the amounts of various substances which make up that substance, or an indication of the atoms that it is composed of.



Formula is a powder which you mix with water to make artificial milk for babies.

...bottles of formula.


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