noun uk
/ˈfɔː.mjʊ.lə/ us
/ˈfɔːr-/ (plural formulas or formulae )

C1 [C] a standard or accepted way of doing or making something : We have changed the formula of the washing powder. There's no magic formula for success.› [C] a mathematical rule expressed in a set of numbers and letters: He developed a formula for calculating the area of a triangle.

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- What's the formula for converting pounds into kilos?
- The director has found a winning formula with this film.
- The formula for calculating the cost of each carpet can be found at the back of the catalogue.
- The song-writing duo have stuck rigidly to the successful formula they established with their first hit.
- Different formulae are used to work out the efficiency of these machines.

in Arabic | صيغة… |

in Korean | 화학식… |

in Malaysian | rumus, formula… |

in French | formule… |

in Turkish | plan, çözüm yolu, yöntem… |

in Italian | formula… |

in Chinese (Traditional) | 方法／規則, 慣例, 配方… |

in Russian | способ, рецепт, формула… |

in Polish | przepis, wzór, receptura… |

in Vietnamese | công thức, công thức chế tạo… |

in Spanish | fórmula… |

in Portuguese | fórmula… |

in Thai | สูตร, ตำรับ… |

in German | die Formel, das Rezept… |

in Catalan | fórmula… |

in Japanese | 分子式, （数学などの）公式… |

in Indonesian | rumus, formula… |

in Chinese (Simplified) | 方法／规则, 惯例, 配方… |

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