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formulate

[ fawr-myuh-leyt ]
/ 藞f蓴r my蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), for路mu路lat路ed, for路mu路lat路ing.
to express in precise form; state definitely or systematically: He finds it extremely difficult to formulate his new theory.
to devise or develop, as a method, system, etc.
to reduce to or express in a formula.
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Origin of formulate

First recorded in 1855鈥60; formul(a) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for formulate

formulate
/ (藞f蓴藧mj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to put into or express in systematic terms; express in or as if in a formula
to devise

Derived forms of formulate

formulator, noun
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