formulaic [fawr-myuh-ley-ik] Word Origin adjective

  1. made according to a formula; composed of formulas: a formulaic plot.
  2. being or constituting a formula: formulaic instructions.

Origin of formulaic First recorded in 1880–85; formula + -ic Related formsfor·mu·la·i·cal·ly, adverb Word Origin and History for formulaically formulaic adj.

1882, from formula + -ic.

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