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.

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

  2. formulanoun

    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. formulanoun

    A plan of action intended to solve a problem.

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

  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.

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

  5. formulanoun

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  2. Formulanoun

    a written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines

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

  3. Formulanoun

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

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

  4. Formulanoun

    a prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound

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

  5. Formulanoun

    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

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

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

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    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. Rachel Davies:

    She has been sick after every feed since starting this new formula.

  2. Bobby Rahal:

    The high speed ovals certainly represent the greatest risk because of the speed, because of the concrete wall and lately because of the closeness of the racing, which is far closer than it is in Formula One, the cars are very safe today but there is still that ultimate risk regardless and that will always exist. When you are side-by-side or three abreast it doesn't take much.

  3. Peter Coker:

    This is built around safety from the start, reliability is the most important element of it. We have safety built into the actual structure itself. Very similar to a Formula One racing car, and finally what we actually have is a new ballistic parachute that is the basis of recognizing the way that we can be as safe as we possibly can. It opens at very low altitude and actually saves both the aircraft and the pilot in an emergency.

  4. Alan Schroeder:

    Clearly Trump was the catalyst for the audience, when you throw in somebody like Donald Trump into a combustible formula like a live debate, it’s a very compelling thing for audiences.

  5. Jorn Teske:

    What is really crucial for us is not to be pending now for months. We have to get our circuit booked and there is a high demand on track days... but Formula One is aware and understands our situation.

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