What does formula mean?

Definitions for formula
ˈfɔr myə lə; -ˌlifor·mu·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. formula, expressionnoun

    a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

  2. recipe, formulanoun

    directions for making something

  3. formulanoun

    a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

  4. formula, chemical formulanoun

    a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

  5. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulanoun

    something regarded as a normative example

    "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"

  6. formulanoun

    a liquid food for infants

  7. rule, formulanoun

    (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

    "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

Wiktionary

  1. formulanoun

    Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

    uE000102967uE001 is the formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation y = ax + bx + c.

  2. formulanoun

    A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.

    HO is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)

  3. formulanoun

    A plan of action intended to solve a problem.

  4. formulanoun

    A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.

    The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.

  5. formulanoun

    Drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.

  6. formulanoun

    A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.

  7. Etymology: From formula, diminutive of forma; see form.

ChatGPT

  1. formula

    A formula is a concise way of expressing information symbolically or a standard procedure for solving a certain type of problem. It is a rule or principle, usually in mathematical or scientific context, expressed in symbols. It often involves constants and variables and is used to calculate or predict an outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formulanoun

    a prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said

  2. Formulanoun

    a written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines

  3. Formulanoun

    a rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula

  4. Formulanoun

    a prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound

  5. Formulanoun

    a symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound

  6. Etymology: [L., dim. of forma form, model. SeeForm, n.]

Wikidata

  1. Formula

    In science, a formula is a concise way of expressing information symbolically as in a mathematical or chemical formula. The informal use of the term formula in science refers to the general construct of a relationship between given quantities. The plural of formula can be spelled either as formulas or formulae. In mathematics, a formula is an entity constructed using the symbols and formation rules of a given logical language. For example, determining the volume of a sphere requires a significant amount of integral calculus; but, having done this once, mathematicians can produce a formula to describe the volume in terms of some other parameter. This particular formula is: Having obtained this result, and knowing the radius of the sphere in question, we can quickly and easily determine its volume. Note that the volume V and the radius r are expressed as single letters instead of words or phrases. This convention, while less important in a relatively simple formula, means that mathematicians can more quickly manipulate larger and more complex formulae. In modern chemistry, a chemical formula is a way of expressing information about the proportions of atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound, using a single line of chemical element symbols, numbers, and sometimes other symbols, such as parentheses, brackets, and plus and minus signs. For example, H2O is the chemical formula for water, specifying that each molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Similarly, O− 3 denotes an ozone molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms and having a net negative charge.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Formula

    form′ū-la, n. a prescribed form: a formal statement of doctrines: (math.) a general expression for solving problems: (chem.) a set of symbols expressing the components of a body:—pl. Formulæ (form′ū-lē), Form′ulas.—adjs. Form′ular, Formularis′tic.—ns. Formularisā′tion, Formulā′tion; Form′ulary, a formula: a book of formulæ or precedents.—adj. prescribed: ritual.—vs.t. Form′ulāte, Form′ulise, to reduce to or express in a formula: to state or express in a clear or definite form. [L., dim. of forma.]

Editors Contribution

  1. formula

    A perfect and accurate specific creation.

    The formula for the response is created easily, effectively and efficiently to meet the current choices and agreements.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2020  


  2. formula

    A perfect, accurate and specific mathematical creation.

    The formula for the answer is created easily, effectively and efficiently.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2020  


  3. formula

    A perfect, accurate and specific rule or principle.

    The formula was easy , the solution was expressed and worked.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formula' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3753

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formula' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2893

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formula' in Nouns Frequency: #1324

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formula in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of formula in a Sentence

  1. Robert Clifford:

    An experienced but nevertheless single pilot in bad weather is a bad formula for the safe operation of a helicopter.

  2. Eric Lucero:

    Insurance companies have to make their evaluations on a formula with such criteria as to whether police or fighters can respond promptly, but that is no longer the case in Minneapolis. That means increased insurance rates not only for commercial properties but residential ones, too, so that means property value will go down, the tax rate decreases, and less tax collection means such things as school districts and education will really suffer.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I wish I could tell you I had a magical formula for how to end racism. It's gone on in this country for before it was America, let me just say this, because I'm older than you: You're impatient, and you should be impatient. But if we were standing here 30 years ago and somebody said, 'You know, I think in 2008, the United States of America will elect an African-American president,' you know what people in this room would've said? They would've said, 'You are crazy. That will never happen because America has too much racist baggage.' But it happened. So, I guess you're right to be impatient, but we have made progress in this country. Not enough.

  4. Bongz Mbongeni Younsmus:

    I believe success comes with one formula,"Before you quit,try", inevitably the limit to try before you quit is infinite.

  5. Cyril Abiteboul:

    The fact we know this week will avoid unnecessary aggravation from a cost perspective, the Chinese race is an important race on the calendar and China and the U.S. are the two strategic priorities for (Formula One's commercial rights holder) Liberty Media and we support that.

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