**Noun**formula has 7 senses

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

--_{1}is a kind of mathematical statement

--_{1}has particulars: sentential function; primitive; exponential expressionDerived form: verb formularize _{1} - recipe, formula - directions for making something

--_{2}is a kind of direction, instruction

Derived form: verb formulate _{4} - formula - a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle

--_{3}is a kind of statement

Derived forms: verb formulate _{2}, verb formularize_{1} - formula, chemical formula - a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements

--_{4}is a kind of statement

--_{4}has parts: chemical notation

--_{4}has particulars: molecular formula; empirical formulaDerived form: verb formularize _{1} - 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"

--_{5}is a kind of practice

--_{5}has particulars: mores; code of conduct, code of behaviorDerived form: verb formularize _{1} - formula - a liquid food for infants

--_{6}is a kind of milk

- 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"

--_{7}is a kind of procedure, process

--_{7}has particulars:metarule; algorithm, algorithmic rule, algorithmic program; heuristic, heuristic rule, heuristic program; recursion Derived forms: verb formulate _{4}, verb formularize_{1}