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formulaic

[fawr-myuh-ley-ik] /ˌfɔr myəˈleɪ ɪk/
adjective
1.
made according to a formula; composed of formulas:
a formulaic plot.
2.
being or constituting a formula:
formulaic instructions.
Origin of formulaic
1880-1885
1880-85; formula + -ic
Related forms
formulaically, adverb
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  • How about the consideration that Captain Snodgrass received from me in return for the formulaic letter?

Word Origin and History for formulaic
adj.

1882, from formula + -ic.

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