formula

noun
1 group of signs/letters/numbers
ADJECTIVE
complex, complicated
simple
secret
algebraic, chemical, mathematical, scientific
VERB + FORMULA
devise, work out

A simple mathematical formula has been devised to allow you to calculate the interest due.

apply, use
PREPOSITION
formula for

the formula for finding the area of a circle

2 method of solving a problem
ADJECTIVE
good, magic, successful, winning
standard, traditional
basic
face-saving (esp. BrE)

The government was forced to find a face-saving formula to cover its misjudgement.

political
VERB + FORMULA
have

No one has a magic formula for keeping youngsters away from crime.

follow

Each of his novels follows the same successful formula.

come up with, devise, find, hit on, provide, work out

We think we might have hit on a winning formula.

change

Why change a winning formula?

PREPOSITION
formula for

What is their formula for success?


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