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Formative

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Noun

1. formative

minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function

Adjective

2. formative

capable of forming new cells and tissues

Example Sentences:
'a formative zone in developing bone'

3. formative, plastic, shaping

forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

Example Sentences:
'a formative influence'
'a formative experience'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Formative

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adjective
1. 
of or relating to formation, development, or growth
formative years
2. 
shaping; moulding
a formative experience
3. 
(of tissues and cells in certain parts of an organism) capable of growth and differentiation
4. 
functioning in the formation of derived, inflected, or compound words
noun
5. 
an inflectional or derivational affix
6. 
(in generative grammar) any of the minimum units of a sentence that have syntactic function

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Formative

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adjective
1. 
giving or able to give form; helping to shape, develop, or mold
the formative influence of a teacher
2. 
of formation or development
a child's formative years
3.  Linguistics
serving to form words, as a prefix or suffix
noun
4.  Linguistics
a bound form, as a prefix or suffix

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Formative

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adj.
1. Forming or capable of forming.
2.
a. Susceptible to transformation by growth and development.
b. Biology Capable of producing new cells or tissue.
3. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a plot.
4. Linguistics Relating to the formation or inflection of words.
n.
Grammar
A derivational or inflectional affix.

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