Definitions of formula

  1. a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a liquid food for infants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems; "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. directions for making something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A set rule or model; a prescription; a recipe; the expression of a rule by algebraic symbols. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 1. A recipe or prescription containing directions for the compounding of a medicinal preparation. 2. In chemistry a symbol or collection of symbols expressing the number of atoms of the element or elements forming one molecule of a substance. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Quantity and character of constituents of a compound and method of making. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. A prescribed form: a formal statement of doctrines: (math.) a general expression for solving problems: (chem.) a set of symbols expressing the components of a body:-pl. FORMULAE, FORMULAS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Prescribed form; formal statement; symbol. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A fixed rule; exact statement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A prescribed form; a prescription; a normal statement of accepted doctrines, or beliefs; a general expression for solving certain cases or problems; a set of symbols representing the constituents of a compound body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. The symbol or symbols expressing the composition of a body; a general expression for resolving problems; a confession of faith. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. In common-law practice, a set form of words used in judicial proceedings. In the civil law, an action. Calvin. thelawdictionary.org
  22. form'[=u]-la, n. a prescribed form: a formal statement of doctrines: (math.) a general expression for solving problems: (chem.) a set of symbols expressing the components of a body:--pl. FORMULÆ (form'[=u]-l[=e]), FORM'ULAS.--adjs. FORM'ULAR, FORMULARIS'TIC.--ns. FORMULARIS[=A]'TION, FORMUL[=A]'TION; FORM'ULARY, a formula: a book of formulæ or precedents.--adj. prescribed: ritual.--vs.t. FORM'UL[=A]TE, FORM'ULISE, to reduce to or express in a formula: to state or express in a clear or definite form. [L., dim. of forma.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. (pl. -ae, -as). Set form of words, definition, enunciation of principle, statement prescribed for use on some occasion; rule unintelligently followed, conventional usage or belief, whence formulism, formulist (2), nn., formulistic a.; recipe; (Math.) rule or principle in algebraic symbols; (Chem.) expression by symbols of substance\'s constituents; tabulation of certain facts by symbols& figures. Hence formularize[through obs. formular a.], formulize, vv.t. =FORMULATE, formularization, formulization, nn. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. A union of symbols to express a chemical combination. American pocket medical dictionary.
  25. A recipe to prepare a medicine. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. In chemistry, an expression by symbols of the elementary constitution of the molecule of a substance. It consists essentially of letters, each denoting one atom of one of the elementary substances, with figures appended denoting the number of atoms present. Collections of atoms which constitute a group by themselves are often separated by periods or parenthesis from the rest of the f.; and in this case figures prefixed or appended to the parenthesis or placed before an expression contained within periods, are understood to apply to all the symbols embraced by the parenthesis or periods. In all other cases, a figure prefixed to a symbolical expression for a molecule is understood, like a coefficient in an algebraical f., to be a multiplier of all the symbols which follow. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. An enumeration of the ingredients of a pharmaceutical preparation, with precise directions for making it. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. In general, a set form for recording observations, etc. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. A prescription. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. [L.] In Math., a rule or theorem expressed by means of algebraical symbols. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] A prescribed or set form; an established rule;—a written confession of faith;—a rule or principle expressed in algebraic language;—a prescription or recipe;—an expression, by means of symbols and letters, of the constituents of a compound. Cabinet Dictionary

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