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Definition of Formative

Formative

  1. Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.
  2. Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.
  3. Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.
  4. That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.
  5. A word formed in accordance with some rule or usage, as from a root.

Formative Quotations

Suicide was such a formative band for me, so influential in the development of my taste. They're one of those bands that operated in absolute isolation for so long that they developed a completely unique world view.
Steve Albini

I do all I can to maintain good health. I eat mostly plants, as Michael Pollan would say. I get a lot of exercise. I lead a purposeful daily life. I stay current with the dentist. I made the formative decision of where to live over thirty years ago when I settled in a 'main street' small town in upstate New York.
James Howard Kunstler

To deny that human beings are filled with anti-social passions betrays a denial of reality and a lack of self-awareness. One has to be taught nonsense for a great many formative years to believe it.
Dennis Prager

In Toronto, I grew up taking a subway, I grew up taking a bus. I spent my formative adult years in New York City, walking the streets, taking the subway. You're connected to the larger whole. L.A. is so spread out, and you're so incubated inside those cars and it's so exhausting to deal with the traffic, without really having the human contact.
Enrico Colantoni

They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles.
Nikki Sixx
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Formative Translations

formative in German is bildend, formend
formative in Italian is formante
formative in Norwegian is grunnleggende
formative in Spanish is formativo
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