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Formative

Form´a`tive
a.1.Giving form; having the power of giving form; plastic; as, the formative arts.
2.(Gram.) Serving to form; derivative; not radical; as, a termination merely formative.
3.(Biol.) Capable of growth and development; germinal; as, living or formative matter.
n.1.(Gram.) That which serves merely to give form, and is no part of the radical, as the prefix or the termination of a word.
Noun1.formative - minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
Adj.1.formative - relating to or characterized by formative effects or formation; "the formative arts"
2.formative - susceptible to alteration by development and experience; "formative years"
3.formative - beginning to develop; "inchoative stages"
Synonyms: inchoative
4.formative - capable of forming new cells and tissues; "a formative zone in developing bone"
5.formative - forming or capable of forming or molding; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"
Synonyms: shaping
IC analysis, abecedarian, aboriginal, accidence, adaptable, affix, affixation, allomorph, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning, behind the scenes, bendable, bending, bound morpheme, budding, causal, causative, compliant, component, conjugation, constituent, constitutive, constructive, creative, cutting, decisive, declension, demiurgic, derivation, determinative, difference of form, ductile, effectual, elastic, elemental, elementary, embryonic, enclitic, etiological, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fetal, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, formable, formal, formational, foundational, free form, fundamental, generative, gestatory, giving, immediate constituent analysis, impressible, impressionable, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, infant, infantile, infix, infixation, inflection, initial, initiative, initiatory, institutive, integral, integrant, introductory, inventive, like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome, malleable, moldable, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, morphotic, nascent, natal, occasional, original, originative, paradigm, parturient, pivotal, plastic, pliable, pliant, postnatal, prefix, prefixation, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, proclitic, procreative, productive, radical, receptive, responsive, root, rudimental, rudimentary, sensitive, sequacious, shapable, springy, stem, submissive, suffix, suffixation, supple, susceptible, theme, tractable, tractile, ur, whippy, willowy, word-formation, yielding
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