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noun formula pronunciation in American English /ˈfɔrmjələ/
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pluralformulas or formulae
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  1. 1
    [countable] a plan or method for dealing with a problem or for achieving a result
    formula for:

    What’s your formula for a long and happy marriage?

    magic formula:

    There is no magic formula for economic success.

  2. 2
    [countable] maths a group of letters or numbers that represents a rule in science or mathematics
    formula for:

    the formula for calculating the area of a circle

  3. 3
    [countable] a list of the exact amounts of the ingredients that are used for making something
    formula for:

    The formulas for the drinks are closely guarded secrets.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] a type of liquid for babies that is made to be similar to a mother’s milk

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