formulate

[ fawr-myuh-leyt ]
/ ˈfɔr myəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), for·mu·lat·ed, for·mu·lat·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 1855–60; formul(a) + -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for formulate

formulate
/ (ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt) /

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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