[ noun ] (mathematics) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
Used in print(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)
As is the case with the allotment provisions for support of vocational rehabilitation services , the matching requirements are also based on a statutory formula .(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)
His formula will have to be weighed , may be altered or improved , and it should be tested on additional bodies of material .
[ noun ] directions for making something
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
A formula to supply players for the new Minneapolis_Vikings and the problem of increasing the 1961 schedule to fourteen games will be discussed by National_Football_League owners at a meeting at the Hotel_Warwick today .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
The tragic irony of the play is that the very belief in and concern with a devil who could be met in the woods and combatted with formulae set_out in books was the very thing that prevented them from detecting the real devil when he came among them .
[ noun ] a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The Giants who had been anemic with the bat in their windy Candlestick_Park suddenly found the formula in Milwaukee 's park .("Editorials"...)
A more dangerous formula for national frustration cannot be imagined .
[ noun ] (chemistry) a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
Used in print(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
X-ray and experimental density showed one formula unit in the unit_cell , corresponding to a paramagnetic ion density of **f .
[ noun ] (food) a liquid food for infants
[ 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"