Synonyms of formative


1. formative, language unit, linguistic unit

usage: minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function


1. formative, constructive (vs. destructive)

usage: capable of forming new cells and tissues; "a formative zone in developing bone"

2. formative, shaping, plastic, constructive (vs. destructive)

usage: forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

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Definition and meaning of formative (Dictionary)