|1.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement|
|Related terms:||mathematical_statement sentential_function primitive exponential_expression mathematics|
|2.||[ noun ] directions for making something|
|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|
|Related terms:||statement empirical_formula molecular_formula chemical_notation formularize|
|6.||[ noun ] (food) a liquid food for infants|
|7.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||procedure heuristic metarule recursion algorithm mathematics|