"formulas" in the noun sense
1. formula, expression
a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
2. recipe, formula
directions for making something
a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle
4. formula, chemical formula
a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
5. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula
something regarded as a normative example
"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
7. rule, formula
mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
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