made according to a formula; composed of formulas: a formulaic plot.
being or constituting a formula: formulaic instructions.

Origin of formulaic

First recorded in 1880–85; formula + -ic
Related formsfor·mu·la·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of formulaic

  • How about the consideration that Captain Snodgrass received from me in return for the formulaic letter?

Word Origin and History for formulaic

1882, from formula + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper