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formula

División en sílabas: for·mu·la
Pronunciación: /ˈfôrmyələ
 
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Definición de formula en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (plural formulas or formulae /-ˌlē, -ˌlī/) A mathematical relationship or rule expressed in symbols.
Example sentences
  • He gave the well-known formula for the Fibonacci numbers
  • Its 92 problems illustrate the formula for summing an arithmetic progression.
  • Using NA as the total number of links in the network and N as the total number of persons, here is a mathematical formula for density.
1.1 (also chemical formula) A set of chemical symbols showing the elements present in a compound and their relative proportions, and in some cases the structure of the compound. See empirical formula, molecular formula, structural formula.
Example sentences
  • If a pure element is present the chemical formula is merely the chemical symbol for the element.
  • Nitric oxide (sometimes called nitrogen monoxide) has the chemical formula NO.
  • The actual formula of the ionic compound (and the number of cations and anions) will thus depend on the relative charges of the anion and cation.
2 (plural formulas) A fixed form of words, especially one used in particular contexts or as a conventional usage: a legal formula
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Ideas (in the usual sense of the word) are conventional expressions or formulas.
  • We profess our faith not merely in a formula of words, but rather in the realities to which those words refer.
  • The challenge for the SPC was to find a formula of words to be introduced into the Development Plan recognising the guidelines while at the same time securing the best result for the county.
Sinónimos
form of words, set expression, phrase, saying, aphorism
2.1A method, statement, or procedure for achieving something, especially reconciling different aims or positions: the forlorn hope of finding a peace formula
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He took the lead in prescribing a formula for peace and imposing national reconciliation.
  • But Maharishi has come up with a formula for world peace, which he believes can be achieved with large groups of meditators.
  • Zingerman's provides a valuable example of a formula for achieving just that.
Sinónimos
recipe, prescription, blueprint, plan, method, procedure, technique, system;
template
2.2A rule or style unintelligently or slavishly followed: [as modifier]: one of those formula tunes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's a show about cops and criminals, but it doesn't follow any genre formulas.
  • The campaign is following the standard formula.
  • The key to a feel-good movie like this succeeding has very little to do with the overall plot, which must follow certain time-honored formulas.
2.3A statement that formally enunciates a religious doctrine.
Example sentences
  • It's not about belief, doctrine, formula, or tradition.
  • Divorce takes place when a man pronounces a formula or when a religious judge annuls the marriage at the instigation of the husband or wife.
  • Whatever doctrinal formula is chosen to describe the current crisis, therefore, the conclusion is the same.
2.4A stock epithet, phrase, or line repeated for various effects in literary composition, especially epic poetry.
Example sentences
  • In such works as the Homeric epics, stock formulas served to maintain the rhythm of the verse and were mnemonically useful for performers and listeners alike.
  • Mostly they were sung by choirs of trained singers who chanted the texts to flexible formulas that were repeated for each verse.
  • The abandonment of old formulas and standard melodic procedures is nowhere more evident than in the new rhymed Offices of the 12th century and later.
3 (plural formulas) A list of ingredients for or constituents of something: the soft drink company closely guards its secret formula
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Think of a screen as a formula or recipe of ingredients used to guide computer software to select a batch of good stock picks.
  • An open formula lists the percentage or amount per ton of all ingredients in the complete feed, premixes, or supplements.
  • He checked the formulas and double-checked the ingredients.
3.1A formulation: an original coal tar formula that helps prevent dandruff
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Avoid anything involving animal droppings and beware of expensive herbal creams and vitamin formulas which are more likely to lighten your wallet than increase your hair count.
  • The flower wax enriched formulas help capture moisture and prevent color from slipping and sliding throughout the day.
  • Pills, powders, caplets, tablets, tinctures, oils and herb formulas can aid good health, but only if they're supplemental to a good diet.
Sinónimos
preparation, concoction, mixture, compound, creation, substance
3.2An infant’s liquid food preparation based on cow’s milk or soy protein, given as a substitute for breast milk.
Example sentences
  • Breast milk or formula milk provides all the nutrition that babies need for the first six months.
  • Although babies under twelve months should not be given cow's milk without first consulting your doctor, most formula milk is based on cow's milk.
  • You may also like to try baby rice, which can be made up using breast or formula milk.
4(Usually followed by a number) a classification of race car, especially by engine capacity.
Example sentences
  • Scott passed Barnard on the inside and his years of experience in the V8 formula paid off as he began to open his lead and pick his way through the back markers with consummate skill.
  • It's the best idea, so we are in favour of considering a formula with a 2.4 V8 in the future, and also to consider how to extend engine life.

Origen

early 17th century (in the sense 'fixed form of words (for use on ceremonial or social occasions)'): from Latin, diminutive of forma 'shape, mold'.

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