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formula

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈfɔːmjələ/ ( plural formulas, formulae)
METHOD a plan or method that is used to achieve something: There's no magic formula for success.Ways of achieving things
RULE a set of letters, numbers, or symbols that are used to express a mathematical or scientific ruleCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
LIST a list of the substances that something is made ofScientific techniques
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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