Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 07:12

formative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French formatif

AdjectiveEdit

formative (comparative more formative, superlative most formative)

  1. Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
    My formative years were spent in an inner city.
  2. Capable of forming something.
  3. (biology) Capable of producing new tissue.
  4. (grammar) Pertaining to the inflection of words.

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

formative (plural formatives)

  1. (grammar) A language unit that has morphological function.

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

formative

  1. feminine plural of formativo

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