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Definition of the adjective formative

What does formative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more formative / most formative

  1. capable of forming new cells and tissues
  2. forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

Alternative definition of the adjective formative


  1. Of or pertaining to the formation and subsequent growth of something.
  2. Capable of forming something.
  3. [biology] Capable of producing new tissue.
  4. [grammar] Pertaining to the inflection of words.

Definition of the noun formative

What does formative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: formatives

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


"Formative" is a musical album of Toothfairy.

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (2015)

by J. Michael Spector

Chandra HawleyOrrillChandra Hawley OrrillOrrill, Chandra Hawley Formative Assessment Formative assessment 291 294...

Formative assessment refers to assessment practices that are designed to offer teachers and students feedback ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Mesoamerica (2000)

by Joel W. Palka

A large Formative Period site (ca. 1000 B.C. to A.D. 200) located in the foothills near rivers that run to the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. This site rests just south of the mountain chain that crosses Chiapas and Guatemala, and thus benefited from ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

whilst formative assessment is usually informal and provides information about ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evaluation (2005)

by Sandra Mathison

I60 Formative Evaluation participants. The moderator guides the participants through the questions, carefully monitoring the time and moving from question to question when sufficient responses have been provided. Analysis is the process of ...

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What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement. (David E. Price)
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Scrabble value of F4O1R1M3A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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