FORmula TRANslator (FORTRAN)

Technology / Computers / FORmula TRANslator (FORTRAN): Developed in 1954 by IBM, it is a high-level programming language, most widely used for scientific and engineering applications because it has excellent mathematical functions. Many programmers consider it to sacrifice 'elegance' for speed of numerical manipulations.

Other Words for Formula

Formula Adjective Synonyms: recipe, rubric, formulary, rule(s), prescription, directions, instructions, blueprint, method, technique, means, way, pattern, procedure, modus operandi, MO

Infant Formula Cost-Containment

Business / Agriculture / Infant Formula Cost-Containment: Refers to statutory provisions in the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 that require state WIC agencies to solicit bids to infant formula companies for the sale of infant formula used in WIC food packages. MORE


Health / Dentistry / Formulary: A list of preferred, commonly prescribed prescription drugs. These drugs are chosen by a team of doctors and pharmacists because of their clinical superiority, safety, ease of use and cost. Also refer MORE

Formula Weight

Science / Chemistry / Formula Weight: The formula weight is the sum of the atomic weights of the atoms in an empirical formula. Formula weights are usually written in atomic mass units (u). MORE

Molecular Formula

Science / Chemistry / Molecular Formula: A notation that indicates the type and number of atoms in a molecule. The molecular formula of glucose is C6H12O6, which indicates that a molecule of glucose contains 6 atoms of carbon, 12 atoms of hy MORE

Open Formulary

Health / Health Insurance / Open Formulary: The provision that drugs on the preferred list and those not on the preferred list will both be covered by a PBM or MCO. MORE

Unit Benefit Formula

Business / Finance / Unit Benefit Formula: More than one class of securities traded together (e.g., one common share and three subscription warrants). MORE