Meaning of FORMULA in English
[ 'fɔ:mjʊlə ]
1》 ( plural ~e -li: ) a mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols.
↘(also chemical ~ ) a set of chemical symbols showing the elements present in a compound and their relative proportions.
2》 ( plural ~s ) a method or procedure for achieving something.
↘a list of ingredients with which something is made.
↘(also ~ milk ) a baby's liquid food based on cow's milk or soya protein.
3》 ( plural ~s ) a fixed form of words, especially one used in particular contexts or as a conventional usage.
↘a rule or style mechanically followed.
4》 (usually followed by a numeral) a classification of racing car, especially by the engine capacity: Formula One.
~rize or ~rise verb
C17: from L., dimin. of forma 'shape, mould'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004