"formulation" in the noun sense
1. formulation, preparation
a substance prepared according to a formula
"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
2. conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation
inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
3. formulation, expression
the style of expressing yourself
"he suggested a better formulation"
"his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
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