noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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

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Many babies are fed formula milk.

mathematical equation/calculation/formula etc

secret ingredient/recipe/formula

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The cookies are made to a secret recipe.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

basic

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A traditional basic formula is scripture, tradition, reason.

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

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

general

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

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

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

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

magic

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

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There is no magic formula for instant success.

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

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There is no short cut, no magic formula .

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You don't say the magic formula until later.

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

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

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But outsiders, they think we have a magic formula .

mathematical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

new

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

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

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

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

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It urges a new formula and more competition.

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

old

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

right

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

secret

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

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

simple

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

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

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But such a simple formula really will not do.

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

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

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

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

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

standard

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

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

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Made to a standard formula by many different companies.

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

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

successful

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Having found a successful formula , he kept to it.

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In recent years the successful formula has remained largely unchanged.

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

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Why tamper with a successful formula ?

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

winning

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

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

■ NOUN

compromise

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The convention ignored Morris and accepted the compromise formula .

infant

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

rawp

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

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

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

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

■ VERB

agree

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

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

allow

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

apply

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

calculate

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

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Nephrogenous cAMP was calculated with the formula of Broadus.

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

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

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

change

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

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

devise

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

find

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

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

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Having found a successful formula , he kept to it.

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

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

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

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

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

follow

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

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

repeat

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

use

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

win

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But we eventually worked out a winning formula .

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

work

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But we eventually worked out a winning formula .

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But Cavalli did not work to a formula .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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Coca-Cola's patented formula

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

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

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

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It was a formula for catastrophe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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