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|plural||formulas or formulae|
The company’s winning formula includes excellent service and quality products.
What’s your formula for a long and happy marriage?
There is no magic formula for economic success.
The two sides are still trying to work out a peace formula.
a mathematical formula
the formula for calculating the area of a circle
The formulas for the drinks are closely guarded secrets.
This is the British English definition of formula. View American English definition of formula.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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