1. [ noun ] (mathematics) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
Synonyms: expression
Related terms: mathematical_statement sentential_function primitive exponential_expression mathematics
2. [ noun ] directions for making something
Synonyms: recipe
Related terms: direction formulate
3. [ noun ] a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
Related terms: statement invent
4. [ noun ] something regarded as a normative example
Synonyms: rule pattern convention normal

"the convention of not naming the main character" "violence is the rule not the exception" "his formula for impressing visitors"

Related terms: practice code_of_conduct mores formularize
5. [ noun ] (chemistry) a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
Synonyms: chemical_formula
Related terms: statement empirical_formula molecular_formula chemical_notation formularize
6. [ noun ] (food) a liquid food for infants
Related terms: milk
7. [ noun ] (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
Synonyms: rule

"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs" "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

Related terms: procedure heuristic metarule recursion algorithm mathematics
Similar spelling:   formulate