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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

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

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

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

I've bought clothes based on record covers. Particularly from the formative music that turned me onto it in the first place when I was a kid, with the Beatles and the Small Faces. A lot of those Sixties soul artists were in really sharp sharkskin or mohair suits, and Motown artists looked amazing.
Paul Weller
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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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