Main Entry: 1for·mu·la
Inflected Form(s): plural for·mu·las or for·mu·lae \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
Etymology: Latin, diminutive of forma form
1 a : a set form of words for use in a ceremony or ritual b : a conventionalized statement intended to express some fundamental truth or principle especially as a basis for negotiation or action
2 a (1) : recipe (2) : prescription b : a milk mixture or substitute for feeding an infant
3 a : a general fact, rule, or principle expressed in usually mathematical symbols b : a symbolic expression of the chemical composition or constitution of a substance c : a group of symbols (as letters and numbers) associated to express facts or data (as the number and kinds of teeth in the jaw) concisely d : a combination of signs in a logical calculus
4 : a customary or set form or method allowing little room for originalityhttp://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/formula
5 (also formula milk) [U, C] (especially NAmE) a type of liquid food for babies, given instead of breast milkhttp://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1...
infant formula noun [U]
US FOR baby milkhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?ke...