Date: | 1600-1700 |

Language: | Latin |

Origin: | 'small form', from forma; FORM^{1} |

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for‧mu‧la W3 plural formulas or formulae

1 [singular] 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.

There is no magic formula (=a method that is certain to be successful) that will transform sorrow into happiness.

2 [countable]HM 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.

3 [countable]HC 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.

4## Formula One/Two/Three etc

TTCDSO a type of car racing, in which the different types are based on the size of the cars' engines :

a Formula One car

5 [uncountable]DHB a type of liquid food for babies that is similar to a woman's breast milk

6 [countable] a fixed and familiar series of words that seems meaningless or insincere :

a speech full of the usual formulas and clichés

Definition of formula from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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