a general law, fact, etc. expressed shortly by means of a group of signs, numbers, etc.
a list of the substances used in making sth including a description of how they are to be mixed
"the convention of not naming the main character"
"violence is the rule not the exception"
"his formula for impressing visitors"
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"
All art is to some degree symbolic and recognition depends on certain long accepted formulae.
出自： K. Clark
The formula for a best seller now includes a minimum of 'outspoken' descriptions of sexual activities.
出自： D. Macdonald
The executioner did not go through the usual formula of asking for, and receiving the forgiveness of his victim.
出自： C. V. Wedgwood