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formulaic

[fawr-myuh-ley-ik]
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adjective
  1. made according to a formula; composed of formulas: a formulaic plot.
  2. being or constituting a formula: formulaic instructions.
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Origin of formulaic

First recorded in 1880–85; formula + -ic
Related formsfor·mu·la·i·cal·ly, adverb
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  • How about the consideration that Captain Snodgrass received from me in return for the formulaic letter?


Word Origin and History for formulaic

adj.

1882, from formula + -ic.

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