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formula

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

formula noun (METHOD/RULE)

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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formula noun (IN CHEMISTRY)

a series of letters and symbols that show what substances make up a particular chemical element or compound : We had to learn chemical formulae at school, but I can only remember H2O for water.

formula noun (MILK FOR BABIES)

mainly US ( also infant formula, UK usually baby milk) [U] a type of milk that can be given to babies instead of milk from their mother
Translations of “formula”
in Korean 화학식…
in Arabic صيغة…
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 Spanish fórmula…
in Portuguese fórmula…
in German die Formel, das Rezept…
in Catalan fórmula…
in Japanese 分子式, (数学などの)公式…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方法/规则, 惯例, 配方…
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