Meaning of FORMULA in English

FORMULA

[ 'fɔ:mjʊlə ]

■ noun

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.

Derivatives

~rize or ~rise verb

Origin

C17: from L., dimin. of forma 'shape, mould'.

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