noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
noun directions for making something
noun a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
noun a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
noun something regarded as a normative example
pattern; normal; rule; convention.
- the convention of not naming the main character
- violence is the rule not the exception
- his formula for impressing visitors
noun 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
L., dim. of forma
form, model. SeeForm
plural E Formulas L Formulæ
- A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.
- (Eccl.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.
- (Math.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.
- (Med.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.
- (Chem.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.
✍ Chemical formulæ consist of the abbreviations of the names of the elements, with a small figure at the lower right hand, to denote the number of atoms of each element contained.
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