|Origin:||'small form', from forma; FORM1|
for‧mu‧la W3 plural formulas or formulae
a method or set of principles that you use to solve a problem or to make sure that something is successful:
We're still searching for a peace formula.
a formula for the withdrawal of US forces from the area
There is no magic formula (=a method that is certain to be successful) that will transform sorrow into happiness.
With viewing figures up a million, the programme has a winning formula.
a series of numbers or letters that represent a mathematical or scientific rule:
the formula for calculating distance
Sugar is represented by the simple formula CHO.
a list of the substances used to make a medicine, fuel, drink etc, showing the amounts of each substance that should be used:
Our products are handmade from traditional formulas.
a type of car racing, in which the different types are based on the size of the cars' engines:
a Formula One car
a type of liquid food for babies that is similar to a woman's breast milk
a fixed and familiar series of words that seems meaningless or insincere:
a speech full of the usual formulas and clichés