Pronunciation: (fôr'myu-lāt"), [key]
—v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to express in precise form; state definitely or systematically: He finds it extremely difficult to formulate his new theory.
2. to devise or develop, as a method, system, etc.
3. to reduce to or express in a formula.
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