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

### Princeton's WordNet(3.20 / 10 votes)Rate this definition:

1. formula, expression(noun)

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

2. recipe, formula(noun)

directions for making something

3. formula(noun)

a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

4. formula, chemical formula(noun)

a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

5. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(noun)

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. formula(noun)

a liquid food for infants

7. rule, formula(noun)

(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. formula(Noun)

Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

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

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

2. formula(Noun)

A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.

HO is the formula for water (Dihydrogen monoxide)

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

3. formula(Noun)

A plan of action intended to solve a problem.

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

4. formula(Noun)

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.

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

5. formula(Noun)

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

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

6. formula(Noun)

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.

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

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

1. Formula(noun)

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

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

2. Formula(noun)

a written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines

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

3. Formula(noun)

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

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

4. Formula(noun)

a prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound

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

5. Formula(noun)

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

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

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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. Formula One is all very new to Indonesia, it will be incredible if Rio Haryanto didn't finish the season.

2. The updated coverage formula in this bill will ensure that states, like Alabama, are required to obtain federal preclearance for changes to voting practices and procedures that could have a discriminatory impact.

3. I achieved much more than what I dreamed of when I started, i think it's the right time now because there are some other challenges out of Formula One that I'm very, very interested in now.

4. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure try to please everybody all the time.

5. A Formula One race will improve our country's image. When we took an obligation to host this event two years ago, we could not forecast such a sharp decline in the oil price, but Azerbaijan has enough currency reserves and I don't think there is anything bad about spending some of this money on such an important project.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

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## Translations for formula

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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