Textual thesaurus for "formula"

(noun) convention, pattern, normal, rule

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

(noun) rule

(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

(noun) expression

a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement

(noun) recipe

directions for making something

(noun) chemical formula

a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements