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# Formula

For´mu`la
n.1.A prescribed or set form; an established rule; a fixed or conventional method in which anything is to be done, arranged, or said.
2.(Eccl.) A written confession of faith; a formal statement of foctrines.
3.(Math.) A rule or principle expressed in algebraic language; as, the binominal formula.
4.(Med.) A prescription or recipe for the preparation of a medicinal compound.
5.(Chem.) A symbolic expression (by means of letters, figures, etc.) of the constituents or constitution of a compound.
 Empirical formula (Chem.) an expression which gives the simple proportion of the constituents; as, the empirical formula of acetic acid is C2H4O2.
 Graphic formula (Chem.) an expression of the constitution, and in a limited sense of the structure, of a compound, by the grouping of its atoms or radicals; as, a rational formula of acetic acid is CH3.(C:O).OH; - called also structural formula, constitutional formula, etc. See also the formula of Benzene nucleus, under Benzene.
 Molecular formula (Chem.) a formula indicating the supposed molecular constitution of a compound.
 Noun 1 formula - a group of symbols that make a mathematical statementSynonyms: expression 2 formula - directions for making somethingSynonyms: recipe 3 formula - a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle 4 formula - a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elementsSynonyms: chemical formula 5 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"Synonyms: normal, convention, rule, pattern 6 formula - a liquid food for infants 7 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"Synonyms: rule
 1 formula - In logic, a sequence of symbols representing terms, predicates, connectives and quantifiers which is either true or false. 2 (language, music) formula - FORTH Music Language. An extension of FORTH with concurrent note-playing processes. Runs on Macintosh and Atari ST with MIDI output.["Formula: A Programming Language for Expressive Computer Music", D.P. Anderson et al Computer 24(7):12 (Jul 1991)]. 3 formula - Preprocessor language for the Acorn Archimedes, allowing inline high-level statements to be entered in an assembly program. Written in nawk.
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