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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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In the same vein, Foster (2001), in a reexamination of findings reported in Foster and Skehan (1996), observed that under cognitively demanding conditions, her NS informants resorted to formulaic language, and when pressure eased they switched to the analytic mode to produce more syntactically complex language.
FORMULAIC J The Sapphires dream of hitting the big time
Whilst most practitioners applaud the aims of the Law Commission's consultation and the need for more certainty, most have strong feelings against the adoption of a formulaic approach.
This rhetoric involved emphasizing the effectiveness of the dramatization of the subject-matter, the formulaic mode of praise I think Vasari would have regarded as criticism.
Theatres have tended to be designed in formulaic batches by specialists, such as Frank Matcham who designed over 160 in Britain, and Fellner and Helmer who between 1870 and 1910 produced 165 buildings across Europe from Barcelona to Odessa.
Also, due to the formulaic nature of state distribution of revenues, Gilbert, which has seen its population rise from about 110,000 in 2000 to an estimated 175,000 in 2005, is expected to benefit from the special census of 2005.
A movie about why someone would choose to disappear Down Under would probably be more engaging than, and likely just as chilling as, the disappointingly formulaic ``Wolf Creek.
The script he was given was a formulaic comedy, he says, with a traditional boy-meets-girl story.
His text covers a lot of ground, and at times may seem formulaic or repetitive.
Another aspect of historical abstraction is Hall's formulaic reading in the afterword of the three-part sequence of early modern, modern, and postmodern, which we are asked to take on faith, without considering whether other relations among these terms might be possible.
05 per share (subject to formulaic adjustments) if the closing price of the Company's common stock exceeds 125% of the conversion price over specified periods, as well as in certain other circumstances.
It isn't clear whether the filmmakers were aware that they were parodying their own formulaic creation.