[ fawr-myuh-ler-ee ]
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noun,plural for·mu·lar·ies.
  1. a collection or system of formulas.

  2. a set form of words; formula.

  1. Pharmacology. a book listing pharmaceutical substances and formulas for making medicinal preparations.

  2. a list of prescription drugs covered by a health insurance plan: You can search the online drug formulary to see if your prescriptions are covered by the plan.

  3. Ecclesiastical. a book containing prescribed forms used in the service of a church.

  1. of or relating to a formula or formulas: the formulary aspect of a science.

  2. of the nature of a formula: He dispenses easy, formulary solutions to our problems.

Origin of formulary

1535–45; <Middle French formulaire;see formula, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for formulary


/ (ˈfɔːmjʊlərɪ) /

nounplural -laries
  1. a book or system of prescribed formulas, esp relating to religious procedure or doctrine

  2. a formula

  1. pharmacol a book containing a list of pharmaceutical products, with their formulas and means of preparation

  1. of, relating to, or of the nature of a formula

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