formulism

[fawr-myuh-liz-uh m]
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noun

adherence to or reliance on formulas.

Nearby words

  1. formular,
  2. formularize,
  3. formulary,
  4. formulate,
  5. formulation,
  6. formulize,
  7. formwork,
  8. formyl,
  9. formyl group,
  10. formylase

Origin of formulism

First recorded in 1830–40; formul(a) + -ism

Related formsfor·mu·list, nounfor·mu·lis·tic, adjectiveun·for·mu·lis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for formulism

formulism

noun

adherence to or belief in formulas
Derived Formsformulist, noun, adjectiveformulistic, adjective

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