Noun formulation has 3 senses
  1. formulation, preparation - a substance prepared according to a formula
    --1 is a kind of compound, chemical compound
    --1 has particulars:
     cleansing agent, cleanser, cleaner; glycerinated gelatin; nebula; polish; smelling salts
    Derived form: verb formulate4
  2. conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation - inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
    --2 is a kind of creating by mental acts
    --2 has particulars: approach, attack, plan of attack; framing
    Derived forms: verb formulate2, verb formulate1, verb formulate3
  3. formulation, expression - the style of expressing yourself; "he suggested a better formulation"; "his manner of expression showed how much he cared"
    --3 is a kind of expressive style, style
    --3 has particulars:
     sentimentalism; honorific; archaism, archaicism; boilerplate; colloquialism; parlance, idiom; Americanism; Anglicism, Briticism, Britishism; wording, diction, phrasing, phraseology, choice of words, verbiage
    Derived form: verb formulate3