# Algorithmic vs. Formulaic — What's the Difference?

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#### Algorithmic

A finite set of unambiguous instructions that, given some set of initial conditions, can be performed in a prescribed sequence to achieve a certain goal and that has a recognizable set of end conditions.
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#### Formulaic

An established form of words or symbols for use in a ceremony or procedure.
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#### Algorithmic

Of, relating to, or being an algorithm.
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#### Formulaic

An utterance of conventional notions or beliefs; a hackneyed expression.
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#### Algorithmic

Of or pertaining to an algorithm.
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#### Formulaic

A method of doing or treating something that relies on an established, uncontroversial model or approach
A new situation comedy that simply uses an old formula.
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#### Algorithmic

Definitively solvable by a finite number of steps; - said of mathematical or logical problems. Contrasted with heuristic.
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#### Formulaic

A symbolic representation of the composition or of the composition and structure of a compound.
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#### Algorithmic

Of or relating to or having the characteristics of an algorithm
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#### Formulaic

The compound so represented.
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#### Formulaic

A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe.
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#### Formulaic

A liquid food for infants, containing most of the nutrients in human milk.
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#### Formulaic

(Mathematics) A statement, especially an equation, of a fact, rule, principle, or other logical relation.
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#### Formulaic

Formula(Sports) A set of specifications, including engine displacement, fuel capacity, and weight, that determine a class of racing car.
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#### Formulaic

Closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original.
That TV series has become awfully formulaic in the last couple of seasons.
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#### Formulaic

Characterized by or in accordance with some formula
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