# FORMULA

## Meaning of FORMULA in English

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

baby/formula milk (= milk in powder form for babies )

Many babies are fed formula milk.

mathematical equation/calculation/formula etc

secret ingredient/recipe/formula

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

basic

Essentially, Goldsmith had invented the basic formula for Three's Company.

A reworking of the basic formula allows a price to be calculated for a desired return.

general

These are usually cyclic molecules, containing carbon-carbon bonds and oxygen atoms of general formula .

Strangely enough, there is a general formula that does produce results.

In particular, the alphabetical general formula index appears to have been assembled in a semi-random manner.

For those not afraid of Pythagoras, I 113 could write down a more general formula .

magic

Peter's magic formula AT least some one on Merseyside is doing everything right.

There is no magic formula for instant success.

There is no magic formula that will transform sorrow into happiness, intolerance into compassion or war into peace.

There is no short cut, no magic formula .

You don't say the magic formula until later.

So, what was the magic formula that attracted at least three times that number?

However, what we are dealing with here is a magic formula of a type which has characterised legislation from Brussels before.

But outsiders, they think we have a magic formula .

mathematical

As with index-linked rents, any mathematical formula should be carefully checked by calculator or computer.

Luther met Predestination as revealed truth: Calvin treated it as a mathematical formula and deduced the results.

But political arrangements can not correspond to some tidy mathematical formula .

Rabin's method uses a stream of randomly generated characters that can be decoded with a mathematical formula .

These assumptions and the mathematical formula used to calculate the volume have been described and validated by Everson and colleagues.

Census takers then turn the difference into a mathematical formula and apply it to the city as a whole.

We feed the figures into a mathematical formula and the formula then takes over and does the processing for us.

new

I could also assess whether this new formula or exercise was really working for them.

Local politicians do not believe that any new talks formula could be adopted before late summer or the autumn.

The newly designed packaging is complimented by the introduction of a unique new bio-nourishing formula with panthenol.

There is surely a new formula here for those who wish to break out of the global environmental nosedive.

It urges a new formula and more competition.

After a decline in interest in the mid-1970s the series was suspended in 1975 while a new formula was developed.

old

The old formula distinguishing the motive to instruct or to amuse is of no service.

right

Perhaps John Major, already well into the habit of stealing Labour's clothes, will come up with the right formula .

secret

There was no secret formula , no magic plan, however.

Perhaps that writing has something to do with his secret formula .

simple

But the simple formula is enough to show what the variables are.

There is no one simple formula as to how each parent should give affection.

But such a simple formula really will not do.

This simple formula has benefited from some much improved recording techniques.

Time and again this simple formula proves to be a constructive starting point for detailed discussion.

Substitute numbers in a simple formula expressed in words One of the examples trialled proved to be easy.

Initially, the quota system was based on a simple two-element formula .

Clearly there is no simple formula for resolving the problems of educational accountability.

standard

Consequently the standard formula for the objective row in Phase I applies.

Specific lysis was calculated by the standard formula and values in the absence of peptide subtracted to yield the values shown.

Made to a standard formula by many different companies.

The environmental health officer, for his or her part, will almost always rate the noise according to a standard formula .

First, those firms with in-house architects, which insist on a standard formula without consideration of local conditions.

successful

Having found a successful formula , he kept to it.

In recent years the successful formula has remained largely unchanged.

Until a successful formula can be devised, local initiatives for youth are likely to continue with as much publicity as possible.

Why tamper with a successful formula ?

Spurs have to decide whether to recall Stewart to their attack or stick to a successful formula .

winning

It was wrong to change a winning formula during the most important rugby game ever played.

Youngsters from special schools in Tewkesbury are finding out what's behind his winning formula .

■ NOUN

compromise

The convention ignored Morris and accepted the compromise formula .

infant

The infant formula brouhaha created a monster which may yet check and balance the dread corporation: the multinational pressure group.

rawp

The lack of a gold standard for health service need was a reason for using standardised mortality ratio in the RAWP formula .

Perhaps self-reports of sickness should be substituted for death rates in the RAWP formula .

However, many of the severest critics of the RAWP formula seem to have adopted fallacious lines of argument.

First, the authority was losing revenue resources to the outer London districts under the RAWP formula .

■ VERB

agree

However, the proposal was never enacted because the administration and congressional Republicans could not agree on a balanced-budget formula .

But the proposals died when Congress failed to agree on a formula to rescue the trust fund.

allow

A reworking of the basic formula allows a price to be calculated for a desired return.

apply

Kennan applied the same formula in a more general way to the Soviet satellites.

calculate

Specific lysis was calculated by the standard formula and values in the absence of peptide subtracted to yield the values shown.

Nephrogenous cAMP was calculated with the formula of Broadus.

Admittedly the computer did use them to calculate the appropriate genetic formula for every point on the picture.

The relative molecular mass of NaCl determined from the elevation of boiling point is thus approximately half that calculated from its formula .

He devised a formula whereby the amount an employer can save, for every employee recruited, each year can be calculated .

change

It was wrong to change a winning formula during the most important rugby game ever played.

But these are minor misdemeanours when compared to something major like changing a winning formula .

devise

He devised a formula whereby the amount an employer can save, for every employee recruited, each year can be calculated.

find

I think we've found a formula that we can be successful with in growing the business.

When he failed, Bottger persuaded the king that he could find the formula for making porcelain -- and he did.

Having found a successful formula , he kept to it.

He had found a formula for social success, which gave him a sense of personal security.

The more able spotted a number pattern and found the formula that fitted exactly with the science.

She finds the formula that will release her from her math nightmare.

This was the situation as the Commonwealth leaders sought to find a formula .

A third requirement was to find some formula , such as 242, to bring peace to the Middle East.

follow

Additions to the range followed rapidly, all of which follow the same formula of transverse engine layout and front wheel drive.

The F-Plan is the first slimming diet which enables you to follow this formula .

repeat

We have tried to avoid repeating the formula of the ubiquitous open-air sculpture exhibition.

use

Phillipon refused to say whether the framework assigns nominal dollar amounts for each individual or uses a funding formula .

They use an intricate formula to extrapolate how many are snakes inhabiting an area.

Every other machine in Harley's range uses its trusted formula of a 45 V-twin in a steel backbone frame.

Company officials use a formula to set the stock price and control stock sales to employees.

He uses a formula which has been tried and tested on several occasions in the past.

The solution in many cases is to use a different formula .

Bjornsson decided not to use a formula derived from multiple regression analysis.

To use the formula , it is necessary to know the value of angle 0.

win

But we eventually worked out a winning formula .

But these are minor misdemeanours when compared to something major like changing a winning formula .

work

But we eventually worked out a winning formula .

But Cavalli did not work to a formula .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Coca-Cola's patented formula

Juanita's plan is based on the proven formula of investing money to make money.

Tobin's speech was full of the usual formulas and clichés.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

It was a formula for catastrophe.

It was first investigated in the late nineteenth century, and by 1932 its formula had been deduced.

The 3, 6, 9, formula makes enough for two 7-inch tins.

The old formula distinguishing the motive to instruct or to amuse is of no service.

The second factor accounting for the regional and central city-suburban shifts was the character of the entitlement formula .

The unions' move leaves unchanged the central issues of basic pay and a pay formula .

This formula takes into account the majority of solutes present in normal serum.

This tabloid formula has hooked 70 percent of the Czech audience.

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