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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
formula /'fɔ:mjulə/
  • 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
Concise Dictionary
formulae|formulas'fɔrmjələ /-mjʊl-
+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 Dictionary
recipe, rubric, formulary; rule(s), prescription, directions, instructions, blueprint, method, technique, means, way, pattern, procedure, modus operandi, Colloq US MO:
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
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 Dictionary

1 group of signs/letters/numbers


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?

2 method of solving a problem


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


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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