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

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

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

Synonyms for formula in the sense of this definition

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

"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

"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"

(... is a kind of formula ) a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weight

(... is a kind of formula ) a chemical formula showing the ratio of elements in a compound rather than the total number of atoms

(formula is a part of ...) a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistry

Definition 7: a liquid food for infants - [noun denoting food]

(formula is a kind of ...) any of several nutritive milklike liquids

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