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.

(Definition of formula from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

› 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)

› 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)

in Korean | 화학식… |

in Arabic | صيغة… |

in Malaysian | rumus, formula… |

in French | formule… |

in Russian | способ, рецепт, формула… |

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

in Italian | formula… |

in Turkish | plan, çözüm yolu, yöntem… |

in Polish | przepis, wzór, receptura… |

in Spanish | fórmula… |

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

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

in Indonesian | rumus, formula… |

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