# Formulation vs. Formula

## Difference Between Formulation and Formula

#### Formulationnoun

The act, process, or result of formulating or reducing to a formula.

#### Formulanoun

(mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.

*$x\; =\; \backslash frac\; \{-b\; \backslash pm\; \backslash sqrt\{b^2\; -\; 4ac\}\}\{2a\}$ is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax*

^{2}+ bx + c = 0.#### Formulationnoun

A particular linguistic construction; a turn of phrase.

*The formulation with the bare infinitive was somewhat less common.*

#### Formulanoun

(chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.

*H*

_{2}O is the formula for water.#### Formulationnoun

(medicine) A medicinal preparation.

*If you liked our old shampoo, you'll love the new kinder, gentler formulation.*

#### Formulanoun

A plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result.

*The company's winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.*

#### Formulationnoun

a substance prepared according to a formula

#### Formulanoun

A formulation; a prescription; a mixture or solution made in a prescribed manner; the identity and quantities of ingredients of such a mixture.

*The formula of the rocket fuel has not been revealed.*

#### Formulationnoun

inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally

#### Formulanoun

A formal statement of doctrine, as in religion.

#### Formulationnoun

the style of expressing yourself;

*he suggested a better formulation*

*his manner of expression showed how much he cared*

#### Formulanoun

; drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.

#### Formulanoun

(logic) A syntactic expression of a proposition, built up from quantifiers, logical connectives, variables, relation and operation symbols, and, depending on the type of logic, possibly other operators such as modal, temporal, deontic or epistemic ones.

#### Formulanoun

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

#### Formulanoun

directions for making something

#### Formulanoun

a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

#### Formulanoun

a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

#### Formulanoun

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*

#### Formulanoun

a liquid food for infants

#### Formulanoun

(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*