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formulanoun

uk   /ˈfɔː.mjə.lə/ us   /ˈfɔːr.mjə.lə/ 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 (MILK FOR BABIES)

UK also babymilk , infant formula, US also babyformula [U] a type of milk that can be given to babies instead of milk from their mother
(Definition of formula from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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formulanoun [C/U]

us   /ˈfɔr·mjə·lə/
the exact chemical parts that a mixture consists of: [C] The company announced that it was changing its soft-drink formula to make it sweeter.
Formula is a liquid food mixture that is fed to babies instead of mother’s milk.
A formula is also any plan or method for doing something well: [C usually sing] The formula for success in business, he said, is a willingness to take risks.
mathematics A formula is an equation (= set of numbers and letters representing two equal amounts) that shows how one amount depends on one or more other amounts.
(Definition of formula from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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formulanoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔːmjələ/ us   plural formulas, formulae
a standard or accepted way of doing something: a formula for sth/for doing sth Tandy had a simple formula for locating his stores: Put them where the customers are.funding/pricing formula The unions fought off another attempt to scrap the current pension formula. The combination of convenience stores and online shops has proven to be a winning formula for the company. I'm afraid there is no magic formula.
PRODUCTION a list of the substances used to make something: The formula consists largely of sugar.
(Definition of formula from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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