Meaning of FORMULA in English

(~e, or ~s)

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


A ~ 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 ~ to unify the divided peninsula.

...a peace ~.

N-COUNT: usu with supp


A ~ 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 ~ for success...

= recipe

N-SING: N for n


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

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



In science, the ~ 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 ~.


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