Meaning of FORMULA in English

[] n, pl -las or -lae [L, dim. of forma form] (1618) 1 a: a set form of words for use in a ceremony or ritual b: a conventionalized statement intended to express some fundamental truth or principle esp. as a basis for negotiation or action

2. a (1): recipe (2): prescription b: a milk mixture or substitute for feeding an infant 3 a: a general fact, rule, or principle expressed in usu. mathematical symbols b: a symbolic expression of the chemical composition or constitution of a substance c: a group of symbols (as letters and numbers) associated to express concisely facts or data (as the number and kinds of teeth in the jaw) d: a combination of signs in a logical calculus

4: a customary or set form or method allowing little room for originality -- adj -- adv

[2]formula adj (1927): 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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