Definition of Formulaic

1. Adjective. Characterized by or in accordance with some formula.

Similar to: Conventional



Definition of Formulaic

1. Adjective. Closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original. ¹

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Definition of Formulaic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formulaic

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formol-saline fixative
formol titration
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formosulfathiazole
formoterol
forms
forms and records control
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formulaic (current term)
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formularizers

Literary usage of Formulaic

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1. Lectures on the Study of Language by Hanns Oertel (1901)
"This " law" then is the formulaic statement of an observed regularity in phonetic development. It is not a formulaic statement of the observed ..."

2. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"Still a significant number of formulas and formulaic expressions and line-constructions are noticeable in the Rgveda. If we analyse the structures we see ..."

3. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry: 150 B.C.-pre-fifth/sixth by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"These various feet are discussed next. formulaic Names for the Different cir In the tradition, each combination of the various acai is given a formulaic ..."

4. The Expression of Customary Action Or State in Early Latin: A Study in Tense by Elizabeth Mary Perkins (1904)
"It is important to note, however, that among the 522 cases of the present 331 or 63 per cent. are formulaic, that is, they are destined for the expression ..."

5. The Elements of Algebra: Chiefly Intended for Schools, and the Junior by Thomas Grainger Hall (1840)
"Equations may be divided into three classes — Identical, formulaic and Algebraic. ... formulaic are those in which the second member is only the expanded ..."

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