# Formulation vs. Formula ## Formulation and Formula Definitions

#### Formulation

To state as or reduce to a formula.

#### Formula

An established form of words or symbols for use in a ceremony or procedure.

#### Formulation

To express in systematic terms or concepts.

#### Formula

An utterance of conventional notions or beliefs; a hackneyed expression.

#### Formulation

To devise or invent
Formulate strategy.

#### Formula

A method of doing or treating something that relies on an established, uncontroversial model or approach
A new situation comedy that simply uses an old formula.

#### Formulation

To prepare according to a specified formula.

#### Formula

A symbolic representation of the composition or of the composition and structure of a compound.

#### Formulation

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

#### Formula

The compound so represented.

#### Formulation

A particular linguistic construction; a turn of phrase.
The formulation with the bare infinitive was somewhat less common.

#### Formula

A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe.

#### Formulation

(medicine) A medicinal preparation.
If you liked our old shampoo, you'll love the new kinder, gentler formulation.

#### Formula

A liquid food for infants, containing most of the nutrients in human milk.

#### Formulation

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

#### Formula

(Mathematics) A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.

#### Formulation

A substance prepared according to a formula

#### Formula

Formula(Sports) A set of specifications, including engine displacement, fuel capacity, and weight, that determine a class of racing car.

#### Formulation

Inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally

#### Formula

(mathematics) Any mathematical rule expressed symbolically.
$x = \frac \left\{-b \pm \sqrt\left\{b^2 - 4ac\right\}\right\}\left\{2a\right\}$ is a formula for finding the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0.

#### Formulation

The style of expressing yourself;
He suggested a better formulation
His manner of expression showed how much he cared

#### Formula

(chemistry) A symbolic expression of the structure of a compound.
H2O is the formula for water.

#### Formula

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.

#### Formula

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.

#### Formula

A formal statement of doctrine.

#### Formula

Ellipsis of infant formula; drink given to babies to substitute for mother's milk.

#### Formula

(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.

#### Formula

A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.

#### Formula

A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.

#### Formula

A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.

#### Formula

A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.

#### Formula

A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.

#### Formula

A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

#### Formula

Directions for making something

#### Formula

A conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

#### Formula

A representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

#### Formula

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

#### Formula

A liquid food for infants

#### Formula

(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