Meaning of formulary

for•mu•lar•y

Pronunciation: (fôr'myu-ler"ē), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -lar•ies,
—n.
  1. a collection or system of formulas.
  2. a set form of words; formula.
  3. a book listing pharmaceutical substances and formulas for making medicinal preparations.
  4. a book containing prescribed forms used in the service of a church.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a formula or formulas: the formulary aspect of a science.
  2. of the nature of a formula: He dispenses easy, formulary solutions to our problems.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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