• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Formulize To reduce to a formula; to formulate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two 'medicinal' ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formulation, it's hard to know.
    • formulize To fix in a determinate form; construct formulas of or for; make formal. Also spelled formulise.
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  • Lindsay Anderson
    Lindsay Anderson
    “Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem.”
  • Simone Weil
    “The role of the intelligence --that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.”


In literature:

Could she formulate a plan that this keen bandit would not see through?
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
What Bacon did was to insist upon the principle more strongly and explicitly, and to formulate it more precisely.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
And yet he now felt that it was an old, old thought in his mind which only now had he been able to formulate.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
Andy had tried in the night watches to formulate a note.
"Uncle William" by Jennette Lee
Let us formulate what we know.
"At the Villa Rose" by A. E. W. Mason
He was accustomed to being put off that way and had already formulated his next tactical move.
"Kennedy Square" by F. Hopkinson Smith
The dynamics of free-love have yet to be formulated.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
Its laws have been formulated.
"Revolution and Other Essays" by Jack London
But she could not formulate any definite plans.
"I Will Repay" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
My weary brain tried to formulate the position, to plot out a plan of action.
"The Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
She could formulate no thought which would be just and right.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
The writer believes that the best concrete test yet formulated and applied by any court is that laid down in Parsons vs.
"Courts and Criminals" by Arthur Train
Is it not possible to formulate some new plan to mark the age of Victoria?
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Historically, the attempts to formulate principles of physiognomy antedate phrenology by many centuries.
"Vocational Psychology: Its Problems and Methods" by Harry L. Hollingworth
I want to feel my feet, to formulate my plans, to sketch my future.
"The Everlasting Arms" by Joseph Hocking
We can formulate concrete ends and lay down rules for their attainment.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
He began to formulate it in his mind.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall
The judges were then without witnesses to formulate a charge and furnish proof of its truth.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
Bynkershoek and Vattel formulated adequate conceptions of neutrality.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Formulate a rule for the observed distribution of temperature, and determine the reasons for this distribution.
"Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology" by Robert DeCourcy Ward

In poetry:

A prince survives by unseen acts.
At night the chief advisor knocked
at Frederick's workroom in the tower
and found him formulating facts
for treatises on wingèd power
while his penman turned out text.
"Falconry" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

New formulation delivers drug levels that are predicted to significantly increase utrophin production.
We have several tablet formulations that are dwell -sensitive—they require more time under compression than other formulations.
ConAgra Foods announced it has acquired Elan Nutrition, a privately-held formulator and manufacturer of snack and nutrition bars based in Grand Rapids, Mich. Financial terms of the transaction, which closed today, were not disclosed.
Scales from lab formulation to production processing and features energy-optimized tooling.
Oils are one of the basic ingredients to consider when formulating healthier snacks.
Leading Edge Innovations, a personal care products formulating company, has announced the launch of its new website.
Until the age of seven or eight, whenever the young Albert Einstein was asked a question, he would slowly formulate an answer, mutter it tentatively to himself, and finally repeat aloud his considered response.
Development of viable dosage forms for poorly water-soluble compounds continues to be a significant challenge for formulation scientists, and insufficient bioavailability of such compounds may result in development delays or failures.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Commencement of Clinical Study of Long-Acting Injectable Formulation of FanaptÃ.
MANA Crop Protection introduces KlearSky Technology, which delivers high-performance, low impact formulations in ABBA Ultra, Paradigm and Vulcan insecticides.
An autonomous agent, allocating stochastic resources to incoming tasks, faces increasingly complex situations when formulating its control policy.
Eli Lilly & Company said today that it had filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to sell a new formulation of its blockbuster antidepressant Prozac that could be taken once a week.
We are formulating a plan for collecting mercury from the blowdown in our scrubbers.
Zinsser introduced Zinsser Smart Prime, a water-based primer formulated with a proprietary resin system designed to resist re-wetting and stains from water and water-soluble stains.
Analysts say the cheaper formulations could drive down prices for the generics as much as 70.

In science:

If the weak formulation satisfies the conditions of the Lax–Milgram theorem, the solution f to the weak formulation is unique and hence also the solution to the original problem, provided such a solution exists .
A Geometric Approach to Matrix Ordering
Although the GBC axioms admit an elegant and economical formulation purely in terms of classes, as every model of GBC is determined entirely by its collection of classes, we prefer the two-sorted set-class formulation here so as to emphasize the connection with models of ZFC.
Pointwise Definable Models of Set Theory
We also observe that the product on formulæ (9), (10) and (11) are well-defined and do not depend on the order of the factors: namely, the total degree of any superpropagator appearing in these formulæ is 0, as the 1-form piece has (form) degree 1, while the multidifferential operator piece has degree −1.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
In addition, it is possible to expand the present formulation including the advecting mean velocity by following the same arguments formulated in where Deq is changed in an effective diffusion coefficient with a nontrivial dependence on the mean velocity field.
Lagrangian formulation of turbulent premixed combustion
This category is very important in the formulation of quantum theory in terms of topos theory, since it will represent contexts with respect to which any physical quantity in our formulation, is defined.
Review of the Topos Approach to Quantum Theory
The final example is Hoˇrava gravity[9 , 10]. I will first describe it in the original 3 + 1 formulation with a preferred time, and then explain how the constraints work in its fully covariant formulation.
Initial value constraints with tensor matter
The classical paradigm is still Isaac Newton’s formulation of a mathematically complete formulation of his laws of motion, sufficient to predict an impressive range of planetary motions.
Definability in the Real Universe
The formulation differs slightly from that of as we do not impose irreflexivity, for the sake of a simpler formulation.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The same problem can be formulated in terms of first order ordinary differential equations (as already stated, Frobenius’ theorem in mathematical analysis is formulated in terms of differential equations) so the same result is obtained in a simpler way.
Backreaction and the Covariant Formalism of General Relativity
Planning Algorithm The above formulation of the multi-agent planning problem is well in line with the original formulation of MA-Strips planning due to Brafman and Domshlak .
Decentralized Multi-agent Plan Repair in Dynamic Environments
The main difference between their formulation and ours is that we choose a fixed radius across all points, whereas in their formulation a large homogeneous region is filled by a large ball.
Prototype selection for interpretable classification
We present a new formulation for the maximization problem, and discuss the numerical methods that can be applied in this formulation.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
The formulation of Degani et al. is shown to be equivalent to the new formulation; that of Skinner and Gershenzon is shown to be a special case of it.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
Now we show that the formulation of Skinner and Gershenzon is a special case of the new formulation.
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation
We can use the more natural formulation of the problem in the frequency domain, and employ general methods for nonlinear optimization problems (the time-domain formulation is not preferable for this approach, because the resulting update rules are more complicated, and more expansive numerically).
Quantum Optimal Control Theory of Harmonic Generation