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formula/ˈfoɚmjələ/noun
pluralformulasalsoformulae/-ˌliː//ˈfoɚmjəˌliː/
formula
/ˈfoɚmjələ/
noun
pluralformulasalsoformulae/-ˌliː//ˈfoɚmjəˌliː/
Learner's definition of FORMULA  
[count] 
: a plan or method for doing, making, or achieving something — often + for
   b  : a list of the ingredients used for making something (such as a medicine or a drink)
[count] 
mathematics  : a general fact or rule expressed in letters and symbols
   b  chemistry  : a series of letters, numbers, and symbols showing the chemicals that a compound is made of
[noncount]US  : a liquid that usually contains milk and that is used for feeding a baby
[count] 
: a set of words that are commonly used in a way that does not seem original or sincere : a conventional statement
   b  : a common way of creating or telling a story in a movie, book, etc.
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