minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
capable of forming new cells and tissues
"a formative zone in developing bone"
formative, shaping, plastic(adj)
forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
"a formative influence"; "a formative experience"
A language unit that has morphological function.
Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
My formative years were spent in an inner city.
Capable of forming something.
Capable of producing new tissue.
Pertaining to the inflection of words.
giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts
serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative
capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter
that which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word
a word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root
Origin: [Cf. F. formatif.]
The numerical value of formative in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of formative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
These jobs were formative, for them and for myself.
These were real jobs, these jobs were formative, for them and for myself.
The principal value, in my opinion, is it connects us to 1776 and the formative years of this country.
This is the only place where you can get a full vision of Picasso's formative years, we have a very comprehensive collection covering the years of his youth.
I don't want to psychoanalyze Mr. Putin. I will say that he has a foot very much in the Soviet past. That's how he came of age. He ran the KGB. Those were his formative experiences.
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