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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

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

I don't think I have ever done anything for this age of children before, a pre-school audience. Generally speaking, we don't have vivid memories of that age and what influenced us, yet clearly they are hugely formative years and it's really important that we can create television of a high quality for that audience.
David Tennant

I wouldn't be where I am, if not for Jamaica. My formative years were here. I wouldn't have the confidence that I have if I wasn't born here, because growing up here I knew I could become anybody I wanted to become. There was no ceiling on top of me.
Michael Lee-Chin

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
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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