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English noun: formulation

1. formulation (substance) a substance prepared according to a formula

SamplesThe physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine.


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound

Narrower (hyponym)cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent, glycerinated gelatin, nebula, polish, smelling salts, starch

2. formulation (act) inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally

Synonymsconceptualisation, conceptualization

Broader (hypernym)creating by mental acts

Narrower (hyponym)approach, attack, framing, plan of attack

3. formulation (communication) the style of expressing yourself

SamplesHe suggested a better formulation.
His manner of expression showed how much he cared.


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style

Narrower (hyponym)Americanism, Anglicism, archaicism, archaism, boilerplate, Briticism, Britishism, choice of words, colloquialism, diction, honorific, idiom, parlance, phraseology, phrasing, sentimentalism, verbiage, wording

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