• WordNet 3.6
    • adj formulary of or relating to or of the nature of a formula
    • n formulary (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation "postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Formulary A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formulaæ, etc.; a book of precedents.
    • Formulary Prescribed form or model; formula.
    • a Formulary Stated; prescribed; ritual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • formulary Of the nature of a formula or formal statement; stated precisely, or according to certain forms; also, explicitly prescribed; ritual.
    • formulary Closely adhering to formulas or rules; formal.
    • n formulary A prescribed form or model; a formula.
    • n formulary A collection or system of set forms; especially, a book containing prescribed forms used in the services of a church: as, the formulary of the Church of England is the Book of Common Prayer.
    • n formulary A collection of medical formulæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Formulary a formula: a book of formulæ or precedents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. formulaire,. See Formula
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., dim. of forma.


In literature:

She had come utterly free of dogma or creed, and happily ignorant of decaying formularies and religious caste.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The early formularies are of the simpler kind, being collections of formulas without dissertation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Thus was sacrificed the first victim of the formulary.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
These people make no enquiries, they conform to certain formularies and rules of conduct, they have prejudices and great limitations.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
He wrote down the formulary of this for me.
"The School by the Sea" by Angela Brazil
Democratic Socialism has, hitherto at least, adopted on its party programme no formulary of the normal working-day required by it.
"The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection" by Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schäffle
He gloried in her Articles and Formularies.
"A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield" by John Charles Ryle
All the Eastern Bishops signed this Imperial formulary.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
The Coroner, summoned in haste, has got upon the ground, selected his jury, and gone through the formularies for commencing the inquest.
"Gwen Wynn" by Mayne Reid
It is at once a firebrand and a formulary.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth

In news:

CVS Caremark drops 17 drugs from formulary .
ADVICE ON PATIENT MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION LASIK Formulary Therapeutics before and after surgery can enhance your patients' outcomes.
One requires HMO 's to provide consumers with the drug formulary list, which some HMO 's are reluctant to release.
Essential Health Benefits Proposal Broadens Formulary Standards By Aligning With State Benchmark Plans.
State "Essential Health Benefit" Benchmark Plans Include " Fairly Robust" Formularies So Far.
Price increases and belt-tightening helped prop up Eli Lilly's third quarter, but loss of formulary positioning on two key products hurt sales.
For formulary committees it's more complicated.
Many insurance plans are placing specialty drugs into new formulary tiers that shift a greater proportion of the drug's cost to patients.
Formularies with these fourth and even fifth tiers are already typical among Part D plans, and recent reports indicate that they are rapidly being adopted by other plans too.