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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Already, this formulation has helped the party consolidate Hindu votes across India. Smitana Saikia, Quartz India, "Why is the Modi government so shrill about finding and deporting illegal immigrants?," 5 Sep. 2019 In this formulation, Asian students were being pitted against other minority groups for scarce, precious opportunities. New York Times, "Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?," 30 Aug. 2019 In this original formulation, solidarity is a common identity underpinned by collective indebtedness and obligation, shared responsibility and shared risk, a state of interdependence and mutual aid. Astra Taylor, The New Republic, "One for All," 26 Aug. 2019 Aficionados of California water mythology will recognize this formulation as a farmers’ credo retailed by, among others, Fox News figurehead Sean Hannity and President Trump. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture," 12 Aug. 2019 Crucially, however, even in this formulation, the psychic hold that Rick has exerted on these wayward American children owes its force to the pleasures of the screen. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Brutal Logic of Stardom in “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood”," 6 Aug. 2019 Had Gott used this formulation, his prediction for the wall’s ceasing to exist would have been 0.21 to 312 years after his visit. William Poundstone, Vox, "A math equation that predicts the end of humanity," 5 July 2019 Together, these results suggest that vitamin C in this formulation does show promise in reducing the signs of aging related to environmental factors. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Can Any Skin-Care Products Actually 'Detox' Your Face?," 3 May 2019 Only one kind of silica is approved for use in cosmetic formulations: amorphous silica. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty," 12 Aug. 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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