Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun formula

7 senses of formula

Sense 1

formula, expression -- (a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement)

=> mathematical statement -- (a statement of a mathematical relation)

Sense 2

recipe, formula -- (directions for making something)

=> direction, instruction -- (a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them")

Sense 3

formula -- (a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle)

=> statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 4

formula, chemical formula -- (a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements)

=> statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Sense 5

convention, normal, pattern, rule, 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")

=> practice -- (knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner")

Sense 6

formula -- (a liquid food for infants)

=> milk -- (any of several nutritive milklike liquids)

Sense 7

rule, 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")

=> procedure, process -- (a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error")