noun, plural for·mu·las, for·mu·lae [fawr-myuh-lee]. /ˈfɔr myəˌli/.
- a rule or principle, frequently expressed in algebraic symbols.
- such a symbolic expression.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Anytime that’s the case, we can turn to the quadratic formula.
The program will figure out whether there’s a way of assigning days to the babysitters that makes the formula true, or “satisfiable,” meaning you get the three days you want.Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture|Kevin Hartnett|August 26, 2020|Quanta Magazine
There are lots of ways of assigning 1s and 0s to this simple formula — or building the guest list — and it’s possible that after running through them the computer will conclude it’s not possible to satisfy all the competing demands.
Ostrander and her colleagues published their new formula online July 2 in Cell Systems.To figure out your dog’s ‘real’ age, you’ll need a calculator|Bethany Brookshire|August 12, 2020|Science News For Students
Decoding the impact of rank changes into clicks and conversions can look like a simple formula for a customer at first.How to craft a winning SEO proposal and avoid getting a silent ‘No’|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|August 3, 2020|Search Engine Land
Indeed, Lion Air, with 45 percent of the domestic Indonesian airline market, has swallowed the Fernandes formula whole.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I'm just not sure that the formula continues to work for us at 50 given other uses we might have for that money.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The formula of most of their programs has Drew doing the house hunting and Jonathan doing the design and construction.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The European formula for Fireball has even less: under one gram per kilogram of propylene glycol.Europeans Recall Fireball Whiskey Over a Sweetener Also Used in Antifreeze|Tim Mak|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we devised the formula we use to determine poverty in the United States, it was 1964.
If you find the formula, Madge, I want you to fix me up a solution for the kitchen pump!The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
If ever he had a formula he had lost it; he was no longer in his own secret, if ever he had been.Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
Hugo's formula is now fallen out of mode, yet his plays have accomplished their threescore years and ten.Inquiries and Opinions|Brander Matthews
That formula was usual: Je supplie Dieu et de vous donner bonne vie, et longue, et a moy leur de votre bonne grasse.The Mystery of Mary Stuart|Andrew Lang
In preparing stock solutions, label the bottles and write the formula with direction for use on the label.
British Dictionary definitions for formula
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
- a method, pattern, or rule for doing or producing something, often one proved to be successful
- (as modifier)formula fiction
- a prescription for making up a medicine, baby's food, etc
- a substance prepared according to such a prescription