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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
Recent Examples on the Web Based on the definitions of the variables, the formulation must be so. Alexander William Salter, National Review, "Don’t Mistake Accounting for Economics," 9 Apr. 2021 First, the team needs to come up with a simpler formulation that can be stored for months—right now, the supplement is made fresh—and easy for mothers to obtain and use. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Food supplements that alter gut bacteria could ‘cure’ malnutrition," 7 Apr. 2021 Unlike those vaccines, Johnson & Johnson’s formulation is the first to only require one dose, and it can be stored at regular refrigeration temperatures. Reese Oxner, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas expects to receive more than 200,000 initial doses of newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine," 1 Mar. 2021 The accepted formulation now is to speak of people living with HIV. Brian Mullin, Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: ‘It’s a Sin’ is a transatlantic hit. But it replicates troubling AIDS crisis tropes," 23 Feb. 2021 Generally speaking, niacinamide can be used at any time of day—one to two times daily depending on the formulation—and generally in combination with other products without issue. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Everything You Need to Know About Niacinamide, Skin Care’s New Powerhouse Ingredient," 25 Mar. 2021 The program received a $25 million grant from the National Institute of Health and is currently enrolling study participants and conducting testing to determine the best formulation for the vaccine. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Can a new vaccine prevent opioid overdoses?," 22 Mar. 2021 Tests showed that the average concentration of TCDD in Agent Purple, a different chemical formulation, was as much as three times higher than in Agent Orange. New York Times, "A Secret War. Decades of Suffering. Will the U.S. Ever Make Good in Laos?," 16 Mar. 2021 Yet the real formulation of quantum mechanics has lingered as evidence that the complex version is merely optional. Quanta Magazine, "Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality," 3 Mar. 2021

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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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14 Apr 2021

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“Formulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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