# Definitions and Synonyms of *formula* | Another word for *formula* | What is *formula? *

*Definition 1: something regarded as a normative example - [noun denoting cognition]*

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*the convention of not naming the main character**violence is the rule not the exception**his formula for impressing visitors*

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*(**formula* is a kind of ...) knowledge of how something is usually done

*formula*is a kind of ...) knowledge of how something is usually done

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*"it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"*### (... is a kind of *formula* ) (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

*"some form of religion seems to be a human universal"**Definition 2: (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Samples where formula or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs**he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials*

*Synonyms for formula in the sense of this definition*

*(**formula* is a kind of ...) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

*formula*is a kind of ...) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

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*"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"**"it was a process of trial and error"*### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a rule that describes how other rules should be used (as in AI)

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation

*(formula* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 3: a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement - [noun denoting communication]

### Synonyms for formula in the sense of this definition

### (*formula* is a kind of ...) a statement of a mathematical relation

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) formal expression containing variables; becomes a sentence when variables are replaced by constants

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

### (... is a kind of *formula* ) a mathematical expression consisting of a constant (especially e) raised to some power

### (formula belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 4: a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle - [noun denoting communication]

### (*formula* is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

*"according to his statement he was in London on that day"*

## Definition 5: directions for making something - [noun denoting communication]

### Synonyms for formula in the sense of this definition

### (*formula* is a kind of ...) a message describing how something is to be done

*"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"*

## Definition 6: a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements - [noun denoting communication]

### Synonyms for formula in the sense of this definition

### (*formula* is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

*"according to his statement he was in London on that day"*