for·​mu·​la·​tion ˌfȯr-myə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce formulation (audio)
: an act or the product of formulating

Examples of formulation in a Sentence

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

First Known Use

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of formulation was circa 1873

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“Formulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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