What is the meaning of formula?


  • A group of symbols that make a mathematical statement.
  • Directions for making something.
  • A conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle.
  • A representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements.
  • Something regarded as a normative example.
    • usage: "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
  • A liquid food for infants.
  • Mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems. (
    • usage: "he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"; "he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
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