for·mu·la·tion | \ˌfȯr-myə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of formulation 

: an act or the product of formulating

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Examples of formulation in a Sentence

his letter was a very accurate formulation of his thoughts on the matter

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Buprenorphine comes in many different formulations, including generic versions, so that no single manufacturer is pushing it. Felice J. Freyer,, "Five myths about medications to treat addiction," 7 June 2018 Arriving at this perfection involves the extensive cleaning and preparation of the surfaces in question, and the spraying of several layers of different formulations of paint in precise ways, usually by robots. The Economist, "How paint jobs can make sensors and autonomous cars safer," 5 Apr. 2018 Core Honest Beauty items, including the Best of Beauty-winning Everything Primer and Lip Crayons, are still very much a part of the line — with the same formulations. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Jessica Alba: Why I'm Relaunching Honest Beauty," 27 June 2018 Epidiolex, whose active ingredient is a formulation of the marijuana component cannabidiol (CBD)—i.e. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "This Company Made the First FDA Approved, Marijuana Based Drug. Here's What It Wants to Do Next," 27 June 2018 The new drug, Epidiolex, is a formulation of cannabidiol — CBD for short. NBC News, "FDA approves cannabis-based drug for epilepsy," 25 June 2018 Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, repeating his formulation before the same panel almost a year ago, as the politically riven committee reviewed a 500-page report issued last week by the Justice Department’s inspector general. Chris Strohm,, "FBI Chief Stands by Mueller While Republicans Attack Probe," 18 June 2018 But unlike in Jung’s formulation, my mother relishes this new interloper. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind," 15 Apr. 2018 The largest variation in quality comes with herbal products and complex formulations, like multivitamins and prenatal supplements. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, "Don't Trust the Label on Your Supplements," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of formulation

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of formulation was circa 1873

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