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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

The combination of Federalism and Republicanism which formed the substance of the system, did not constitute a progressive and formative political principle, but it pointed in the direction of a constructive formula.
Herbert Croly

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

It is mother's influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child's basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother's loving example to choose righteousness.
Ezra Taft Benson

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

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
Jacques Lacan
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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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