# formula

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Formula is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

### Pronunciation

• (US) IPA (key): /ˈfɔr.mjə.lə/
• (UK) IPA (key): /ˈfɔː.mjʊ.lə/
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## Noun

1. A formula is a way to do something or solve a problem that does not change much.
There is no formula for making profit, yet many business people think there is.
The formula for converting from kilograms to pounds is ${\displaystyle x\ \mathrm {kg} \times 2.2}$
2. Infant formula is a powder that you mix with water to make a drink for babies.