[ noun ] (chemistry) a substance prepared according to a formula
Used in print(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
The best_known field of application for builders is in heavy-duty , spray-dried detergent formulations for household use .
In the household market , there are also low-sudsing detergent formulations based on nonionic actives with about the same amount of phosphate builder ; light-duty synthetic detergents with much less builder ; and the dwindling built soap_powders as_well_as soap_flakes and granules , none of which are now nationally advertised .
Hard surface cleaning in household application is represented by two classes of alkaline products : ( 1 ) the formulations made expressly for machine dishwashers , and ( 2 ) the general-purpose cleaners used for walls and woodwork .
This is best demonstrated by practical washing tests in which cloth articles are repeatedly washed with the same detergent formulation .
A good formulation will keep the clothes clean and white after many washings ; whereas , with a poor formulation , the clothes exhibit a build-up of `` tattle-tale_grey '' and dirty spots - sometimes with bad results even after the first wash .
[ noun ] inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
Used in print(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
Assistant_Secretaries_of_State will now carry an increased burden of active formulation and coordination of policies .
[ noun ] the style of expressing yourself
"he suggested a better formulation" "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
However much we may have to criticize liberal theology 's constructive formulations , the theology we ourselves must strive to formulate can only go beyond liberalism , not behind it .