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formative

form·a·tive

formative

 
pronunciation:
for m tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: providing or capable of providing form or shape.
definition 2: relating to formation, development, or growth.
his formative period as a dancer
derivations: formatively (adv.), formativeness (n.)
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The word formative contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).