formula

Part of speech: noun

A fixed rule; exact statement.

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Usage examples "formula":

  1. Such a formula is one of the shortest in the world; and is certainly the shortest way with the Euphemists. - "Eugenics and Other Evils", G. K. Chesterton.
  2. With his usual formula " 'Scuse me; I'm a married man, y'know," he hurried out of the bar in search of his little present. - "Jonah", Louis Stone.
  3. I recognize the formula. - "The House of Toys", Henry Russell Miller.