formula (n) ˈfɔr myə lə; -ˌli
formula, expression (noun)
a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
recipe, formula (noun)
directions for making something
a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
formula, chemical formula (noun)
a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula (noun)
something regarded as a normative example
"the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
a liquid food for infants
rule, formula (noun)
(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"