formula

English - Vietnamese Dictionary

*formula /'fɔ:mjulə/*

Concise Dictionary

*n.**Ali Baba uttered the formula, 'Open sesame!', and the rock opened. Alchemists sought to discover a formula for making gold from lead.*
Advanced English Dictionary

noun

** complex, complicated | simple | algebraic, chemical, mathematical, scientific **** devise, work out ***A simple mathematical formula has been devised to allow you to calculate the interest due. ***| apply, use **** ~ for ***Do you know the formula for finding the area of a circle? *** good, magic, successful, winning | time-honoured, traditional | face-saving ***The government was forced to find a face-saving formula to cover its misjudgement. ***| peace ***No one has yet come up with a successful peace formula. ***| political **** have ***No one has a magic formula for keeping youngsters away from crime. ***| come up with, devise, find, hit on, provide, work out ***We think we might have hit on a winning formula. *** ~ for ***What is their formula for success? *

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English - Vietnamese Dictionary

*danh từ, số nhiều formulas, formulae***thể thức, cách thức**

**công thức****a mathematical formula**: công thức toán**a chemical formula**: công thức hoá học

formulae|formulas'fɔrmjələ /-mjʊl-

noun

+a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

+directions for making something

+a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

+a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

+something regarded as a normative example

+a liquid food for infants

+(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

Thesaurus Dictionarynoun

+a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

+directions for making something

+a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

+a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

+something regarded as a normative example

+a liquid food for infants

+(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems

recipe, rubric, formulary; rule(s), prescription, directions, instructions, blueprint, method, technique, means, way, pattern, procedure, modus operandi, *Colloq** US* MO:

1 **[C]** (mathematics) a series of letters, numbers or symbols that represent a rule or law: The formula {Pi}r is used to calculate the area of a circle.

2**[C]** (chemistry) letters and symbols that show the parts of a chemical compound, etc: CO is the formula for carbon monoxide.

3**[C]** ~ (for sth / for doing sth) a particular method of doing or achieving sth: They're trying to work out a peace formula acceptable to both sides in the dispute. + There's no magic formula for a perfect marriage. + All the patients were interviewed according to a standard formula.

4**[C]** a list of the things that sth is made from, giving the amount of each substance to use: the secret formula for the blending of the whisky

5 (also formula milk)**[U, C]** (especially **AmE**) a type of liquid food for babies, given instead of breast milk

6 (Formula One, Two, Three etc.)**[U]** a class of racing car, based on engine size, etc: Formula One racing

7**[C]** a fixed form of words used in a particular situation: legal formulae + The minister keeps coming out with the same tired formulas.

Collocation Dictionary2

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noun

^{ 1 }` group of signs/letters/numbers `

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^{ 2 }` method of solving a problem `

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