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English noun: formula

1. formula (communication) a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement


Synonymsexpression


Broader (hypernym)mathematical statement


Narrower (hyponym)exponential expression, primitive, sentential function


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

2. formula (communication) directions for making something


Synonymsrecipe


Broader (hypernym)direction, instruction

3. formula (communication) a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle


Broader (hypernym)statement

4. formula (communication) a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements


Synonymschemical formula


Broader (hypernym)statement


Narrower (hyponym)empirical formula, molecular formula


Part holonymchemical notation

5. formula (cognition) something regarded as a normative example


SamplesThe convention of not naming the main character.
Violence is the rule not the exception.
His formula for impressing visitors.


Synonymsconvention, normal, pattern, rule


Broader (hypernym)practice


Narrower (hyponym)code of behavior, code of conduct, mores, universal

6. formula (food) a liquid food for infants


Broader (hypernym)milk

7. formula (cognition) (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems


SamplesHe determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs.
He gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials.


Synonymsrule


Broader (hypernym)procedure, process


Narrower (hyponym)algorithm, algorithmic program, algorithmic rule, heuristic, heuristic program, heuristic rule, metarule, recursion


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths









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