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## formula

noun avenue, axiom, canon, code, expedient, fixed expression, form, formulary, maxim, method, mode, model, phrase, postulate, prescribed prooedure, prescription, principle, proposition, recipe, rubric, rule, standard, theorem, usage
Associated concepts: formula instruction
See also: arrangement, avenue, comment, criterion, directive, expedient, expression, form, guide, method, mode, phrase, prescription, principle, rule, system, usage
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1] Economists are great at using wonderful looking graphs, making analysis from obscure esoteric mathematical formulas, finding correlations and calling them cause and effect, and generally trying to convince everyone else that they know what they are doing.
Later, other scientists tested Einstein's complex mathematical formula, and the convincing results helped erase doubts of the atom's existence.
It has no human-readable components, instead uses a data encoding technique that produces a mathematical formula value unique to every name/address combination.
Don't worry, say the dudes with big brains; there's actually a mathematical formula that proves that any civilization capable of intergalactic travel would have already evolved past aggressiveness to avoid self-destruction.
Compression requires some form of mathematical formula, or algorithm, to reduce redundant strings of data and uses a code to create patterns of data that fit onto a smaller space.
Unlike previous NHTSA tests which used a mathematical formula based on the track width and the height of the center of gravity above the road, this one tests actual performance, with steering done by a computer to ensure objectivity.
com, a Web site that gives consumers access to their Fair Isaac, or FICO, scores, based on its own mathematical formula.
The new standard contains a sophisticated mathematical formula known as an algorithm.
Encryption is a mathematical formula used to protect privacy on an increasingly insecure Internet.
To survey this abstruse subject with the use of only one mathematical formula, and even to inject some humour along the way, is a remarkable achievement.
Of course, there is no numerical test for defining "substantial"; this area is not susceptible to a precise mathematical formula.

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