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Definition of formulaic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

formulaic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːmjuˈleɪɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrmjuˈleɪɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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made up of fixed patterns of words or ideas Traditional stories make use of formulaic expressions like ‘Once upon a time…’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: formulaic