formula-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: set of symbols forming a mathematical statement

Commentary: FORMULA[+entity][+symbolic][+statement][+mathematical]

E = Mc^2 is perhaps the most famous formula in all of physics.
The first question was to solve a quadratic formula.
The board was covered with chemical formulas that described organic compounds.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: a procedure,recipe or algorithm

Commentary: FORMULA[+entity][+symbolic][+procedure][+recipe]

The speaker's said his formula for success was to never give up
The company's formula for their soft drink took years to perfect.
The instructor gave the students a general formula for attacking the polynomials.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 7

Sense Number 3: a rote utterance of a general principle

Commentary: FORMULA[+event][+speech_act][+rote][+expression][+of_principle][+general]

The candidates trotted out their usual formulas of how to deal with healthcare.
The expanse of his literary work cannot be summarized in a neat formula.
The witch muttered formulas and incantations over the boiling pot.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a cliched style that is slavishly followed

Commentary: FORMULA[+form][+style][+cliched]

It's the old Hollywood formula of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back.
That radio station plays all the formula pop tunes from the 70s.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: food for infants

Commentary: FORMULA[+entity][+physical][+substance][+mixture][+food][+infant]

Truckloads of formula arrived yesterday at the refugee camp.
The formula must be heated before feeding it to the baby.
The children became sick when the dried formula was mixed with unclean water.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a category of race car

Commentary: FORMULA[+system][+category][+race_car]
NOTE: sort of adjectival usage

It's the most famous formula one race in europe.
John's cousin does stock car, not formula one.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4