formulation

noun
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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Also, some experts say that since THD ascorbate is stable, the formulation may last longer than vitamin C that is in active form. Talia Abbas, SELF, "How to Pick the Right Skin-Care Acid for Your Concerns," 9 Oct. 2018 In 2012, the Republican Party wanted to compromise on culture and immigration to win on economics; Trump dominated the primary by insisting on the opposite formulation. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The rise of YouTube’s reactionary right," 24 Sep. 2018 Unlike companies that can competitively bid multiple metal manufacturers, Steelcase relies on very specific formulations for some of its products. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How Trump’s tariffs are affecting the furniture industry," 7 Aug. 2018 With Peck’s input and guidance, Kline, who still takes Suboxone, has tried various cannabis formulations. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "Could marijuana help treat opioid addiction? Pennsylvania may soon find out," 6 July 2018 The genius of the picture is that even its wildest, most boundary-pushing formulations are tied to a thoughtful, rigorous thesis about how disparities of race, class and money conspire to keep ruthless systems of human oppression in place. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: Boots Riley's 'Sorry to Bother You' is an arrestingly surreal satire on class rage and cultural identity," 5 July 2018 Insys makes Subsys, a spray formulation of fentanyl made to be squirted under the tongue and licensed for treating extreme pain in cancer patients. NBC News, "More evidence companies pay some doctors to prescribe opioids," 14 May 2018 One whiff of the aromatic oils and flower essences that compliment Innersense’s formulations, and you’ll be hooked. Emily Barth Isler, Allure, "13 Amazing Hair-Care Products From Natural Beauty Brands," 10 Jan. 2018 Buprenorphine comes in many different formulations, including generic versions, so that no single manufacturer is pushing it. Felice J. Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Five myths about medications to treat addiction," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of formulation

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

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