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- (transitive) To put into a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
- 1876, George Perkins Marsh, Mediaeval and Modern Saints and Miracles:
- The Assembly then formulated its demands, which were thirty in number, including the removal of all Huguenot temples built near churches
- 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational Grammar, Cambridge: University Press, →ISBN, page 19:
- Another source of evidence supporting the conclusion that children learn language by formulating a set of rules comes from the errors that they produce. A case in point are overgeneralized past tense forms like comed, goed, seed, buyed, bringed, etc. frequently used by young children.
to reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression
- “formulate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “formulate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- present adverbial passive participle of formuli
formulate f pl