Definition of formula
- All her books were written according to a familiar formula.
His investment strategy is based on a simple formula.
This has proven to be a winning formula.
The product is made using a secret formula that the company refuses to reveal.
The formula for water is H2O.
infants drinking formula instead of their mother's milk
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First Known Use: 1618See Words from the same year
: a plan or method for doing, making, or achieving something
: a list of the ingredients used for making something (such as a medicine or a drink)
mathematics : a general fact or rule expressed in letters and symbols
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