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

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But with the advent of showers by the middle of the century, product formulations began to change. National Geographic, "The beauty industry generates a lot of plastic waste. Can it change?," 18 Apr. 2019 The Kiss and Tell lip crayon set offers five different shades — including a caramel nude, poppy pink, and a subtle mauve — in the It's Balm formulation. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Exclusive: Your First Look at the Gorgeous Julep 2018 Holiday Collection," 18 Sep. 2018 While more and more brands are routinely adding new extended shades to their already existing foundation collections, Uoma has created entirely unique formulations for different of skin tones. Tanisha Pina, Glamour, "Uoma Beauty Is Showing How to Launch a Brand in 2019," 26 Apr. 2019 Some farmers have blamed dicamba for drifting onto neighboring fields and damaging crops, though Bayer said its new formulation of dicamba is designed to better hold where it is sprayed. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "China’s GMO Ruling Hands U.S. Farmers New Tool in Battle Against Weeds," 8 Jan. 2019 The result is a drug many times more dangerous than its original formulation; with the recent addition of chemical synthetics like fentanyl, illicit heroin now regularly kills its consumers. Kathleen Frydl, Vox, "Why we should abolish ICE — and the DEA too," 14 Aug. 2018 Some formulations of alcohol and chlorhexidine do not kill them easily, tests have shown, although chlorine does. NBC News, "Virus looks like flu, acts like flu, but it's not influenza," 28 Jan. 2018 According to Jow, there is no standard dye formulation and that are a variety of dyes out there being used, some of which contain preservatives that aren’t regulated. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What is Eyebrow Tinting, Anyway?," 1 Feb. 2019 Clarifying Lotion, $13 Created by a dermatologist, this clarifying lotion comes in four formulations for different skin types helps to prep skin for moisturizer. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "Ulta Is Having a 50 Percent Off Sale on Skin-Care—Here’s Everything I Want," 18 Jan. 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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