Definition of formulation in English:


Line breaks: for¦mu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /fɔːmjuˈleɪʃn


  • 1 [mass noun] The action of creating or preparing something: the formulation of foreign policy
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    • Working Against Poverty is designed to assist groups specially in contributing to policy formulation on anti-poverty issues.
    • In policy formulation, follow the concept of public servants reaching out to the people and not vice versa.
    • Only the best-organized groups play an active role in the first phase of policy development, formulation.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A particular expression of an idea, thought, or theory: compare this complex formulation with Bosch’s much more simplistic analysis
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    • The first aspect of Field's case is to rebut this charge, by providing nominalistic formulations of scientific theories.
    • Within identity theory varying formulations have been developed, including those by Stryker and Burke.
    • Again we can find no basis for this in quantum theory, where some formulations do not contain wave function collapse or even wave functions.
  • 2A material or mixture prepared according to a formula: post-shave formulations which keep skin soft
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    • Of course, these are most effective when prepared in a balanced formulation according to the constitution and symptoms of the patient.
    • Our database did not contain diagnoses, dosage recommendations, or individually prepared drug formulations.
    • Acid in the glyphosate formulation is what actually kills weeds.

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