formula ( formulae plural ) ( formulas plural )
1 n-count A formula is a plan that is invented in order to deal with a particular problem.
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It is difficult to imagine how the North and South could ever agree on a formula to unify the divided peninsula., ...a peace formula.
2 n-sing A formula for a particular situation, usually a good one, is a course of action or a combination of actions that is certain or likely to result in that situation.
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Clever exploitation of the latest technology would be a sure formula for success...
3 n-count A formula is a group of letters, numbers, or other symbols which represents a scientific or mathematical rule.
He developed a mathematical formula describing the distances of the planets from the Sun.
4 n-count In science, the formula for a substance is a list of the amounts of various substances which make up that substance, or an indication of the atoms that it is composed of.
5 n-uncount Formula is a powder which you mix with water to make artificial milk for babies.
...bottles of formula.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 form of words, formulary, rite, ritual, rubric
2 blueprint, method, modus operandi, precept, prescription, principle, procedure, recipe, rule, way
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