Meaning of FORMULA in English

I. noun (plural -las or ~e) Etymology: Latin, diminutive of forma form Date: 1618 1. a set form of words for use in a ceremony or ritual, a conventionalized statement intended to express some fundamental truth or principle especially as a basis for negotiation or action, 2. a. recipe , prescription , a milk mixture or substitute for feeding an infant, 3. a general fact, rule, or principle expressed in usually mathematical symbols, a symbolic expression of the chemical composition or constitution of a substance, a group of symbols (as letters and numbers) associated to express facts or data (as the number and kinds of teeth in the jaw) concisely, a combination of signs in a logical calculus, a customary or set form or method allowing little room for originality, ~ic adjective ~ically adverb II. adjective Date: 1951 of, relating to, or being an open-wheel open-cockpit rear-engine racing car conforming to prescribed specifications as to size, weight, and engine displacement

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