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English definition of “formula”

formula

noun [C] (METHOD/RULE)    /ˈfɔː.mjʊ.lə/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/ (plural formulas or formulae)
C1 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.Ways of achieving thingsCalculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division a mathematical rule expressed in a set of numbers and letters: He developed a formula for calculating the area of a triangle.
(Definition of formula noun (METHOD/RULE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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