formulation

noun
for·​mu·​la·​tion | \ ˌfȯr-myə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce formulation (audio) \

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 Thankfully newer formulations are lightweight and more wearable than ever. Beth Janes, Good Housekeeping, "Your Complete Guide to Dealing With Oily Skin," 7 Feb. 2020 But the increase was in expensive formulations that are profitable for pharmaceutical companies, according to an AP analysis of INCB data. BostonGlobe.com, "BUSHEKELI, Rwanda — It was something, the silence. Nothing but the scuff of her slip-on shoes as Madeleine Mukantagara walked through the fields to her first patient of the day. Piercing cries once echoed down the hill to the road below. What she carried in her bag had calmed them.," 26 Dec. 2019 But the increase was in expensive formulations that are profitable for pharmaceutical companies, according to an Associated Press analysis of INCB data. CBS News, "Rwanda makes its own morphine while U.S. awash with opioids," 26 Dec. 2019 But the increase was in expensive formulations that are profitable for pharmaceutical companies, according to an AP analysis of INCB data. SFChronicle.com, "Rwanda avoids US-style opioids crisis by making own morphine," 25 Dec. 2019 In some ways, that awkward but direct formulation is the central question of Leeson’s work: What is a person? Chloe Schama, Vogue, "Pioneering Feminist Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson Gets Timely and Overdue Attention in a New Show," 15 Nov. 2019 Halo Top did not own its own factory and had to refine its recipe to avoid blowing up the production pipes in its contractor’s facility because the original formulation was too thick. Los Angeles Times, "Halo Top ice cream company is sold to Blue Bunny’s owner," 17 Sep. 2019 So, in an attempt to figure out if that was true, scientists developed ways to measure how many comedones a particular ingredient or formulation was likely to cause. A.a. Newton, SELF, "Here’s How to Tell if Your Skin-Care Products Are Actually Noncomedogenic," 8 Aug. 2019 Registering displeasure That final formulation is yet another court formality. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The art of throwing shade in a SCOTUS dissent," 20 June 2019

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Formulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formulation. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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