# Definitions for formulaˈfɔr myə lə; -ˌlifor·mu·la

### Princeton's WordNet(3.09 / 11 votes)Rate this definition:

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(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

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.

### Webster Dictionary(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

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.]

### Freebase(2.33 / 3 votes)Rate this definition:

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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

### 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

### 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. I haven't yet had that moment, every year you have it, whether it's your first year in Formula One or your 10th, when you see the car for the first time and you see your name on it.

2. Country taught me how to sing, it put me on a path. But I was never going to be locked into a formula. I don't want to be considered a current country artist.

3. I didn't sleep so much. There were a lot of things going on. I did reply to most of my messages, all of them on WhatsApp and most of them on other social media [platforms], which takes some time after a big win like this, i even managed to play a little bit of Formula 1 [video game] here in the hotel. It was a busy night. I celebrated with my coach after the match [and] did all the media things. I got a good two hours of sleep.

4. A treatment plan for diabetes or a chronic heart disease is very different from a treatment plan for a patient that's seeking care for depression or another mental illness, it's not a math formula.

5. Joining the Formula One World Championship in 2021 shall be a long-term project, we are aware of the big challenges ahead of us, but we have a team of experts working day and night and the financial solidity required by the FIA to make this project a success.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

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## Translations for formula

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• معادلة, صيغة
• формула
• fórmula
• formule, vzorec
• formel
• Formel
• τύπος
• fórmula
• valem
• فرمول
• äidinmaidonvastike, toimintamalli, kaava, resepti
• formule
• foirmle
• fórmula
• נוסחא
• képlet
• բանաձև
• rumus
• formula
• 定式, 公式
• រូបមន្ត, អក្ខរសញ្ញា
• 공식
• formula
• ture tātai
• formel
• formule
• formel
• wzór chemiczny, wzór
• fórmula
• formulă chimică, formulă
• формула
• formula, формула
• formel
• formül
• ﮐﻠﻴﻪ

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